Baldoz commended unions and management of 15 companies for forging their CBAs, a welcome sign that industrial peace will continue in 2013

Date Posted: February 21st, 2013 05:21 AM

Baldoz  commended unions and management of 15 companies for forging their CBAs, a welcome sign that industrial peace will continue in 2013

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended    the labor unions and management of 15 companies which have mutually forged their collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), a welcome sign for 2013 as another good year of stable and sustained industrial peace based on social justice.

“I commend the unions and management of these companies for the orderly and expeditious negotiations that led to mutual agreements and the signing of their CBAs that provide benefits to the workers and promote the companies productivity and competitiveness” said Baldoz.

“This indicates a high level of maturity between the management and the unions and, no doubt, fosters mutual respect and understanding of the need for business stability and decent and  productive employment for the workers,” she added.

“The CBAs between the workers and  management will definitely make the companies more stable and the workers more productive,” said  Baldoz, as she urged  workers  and management  of other companies to work together in an atmosphere of trust and with the general welfare of workers and interest of company always in mind  to be able to attain harmonious relations and productivity in their workplaces.

Twelve (12) of the companies which forged CBAs with their unions during the first month of 2013 are from the National Capital Region.

These companies are Nation Paper Products and Printing Company in Valenzuela City, whose management is  represented  by its president, Tan Tian Siong, and  its union, NAPPCO Workers Union, represented by president Bonifacio V. Bernales; ARL Maritime Service Inc. in Novaliches, Quezon City,  whose management is  represented by Capt. Asterio Lacuna,  president, while the workers union was represented by Capt. Gerardo Ganco of the United Filipino Seafarers M/V Yusho Lily, Capt. Liberty M. Delgado  of the  United Filipino Seafarers M/V Yusho Mermaid II, and Capt. Efren Barroquina of the United Filipino Seafarers M/V Yusho Angel IIl; Cathay Metal Corporation, in Novaliches, Quezon City, represented by  Jeffrey T. Ng,  president,  while the workers was represented by  Meliton Nalla, Jr. of the Cathay Metal Independent Workers Union;

City Super Incorporated at the Trinoma Mall on Mindanao Ave., Quezon City, represented by Jo Ann E. Ronquillo, human resources manager,  and  John Harold C. Galang of the Unified Labor Organization representing the workers; Wilcon Builder's Supply, Inc.  in Libis, Quezon City, with management represented by  William T. Belo, president, and the workers represented by Jonnifer T. Oraiz of the Wilcon Builder's Supply Workers Union-CLUP; Electra Hotel Corp.(Rothman Inn Hotel)  in Ermita, Manila, whose management is represented by Genato Lim, president and  Romelyn B. Gallardo of the Rothman Inn Hotel Employees & Workers' Union-FUR-TUCP.

Distileria La Fortuna, Inc. whose management was represented by Quintin B. Mabasa, owner, and the workers Ireneo D. Espiloy, Jr. of Bisig ng La Fortuna; NS Transport Services, Inc. in Fairview, Quezon City, whose management was represented by Nicanor D. Soriano Jr. and the workers by Jeony Romero  of the Workers Alliance Of NS Transport; Convertech Phils. Corp, on Araneta Ave., Quezon City whose management was represented by Ruby T. Ang, and the workers represented by Dante M. Barroso of  Convertech Philippines, Incorporated -APCWU; and  Variprint Graphics on Araneta Ave. Quezon City, whose management was represented by Castro  Ty and the workers represented also by Dante M. Barroso of the Variprint Graphics Phils.  Inc- APCWU.

In Regions 5, Energy Development Corporation, represented by Engr.Liberato Virata, forged a CBA with its union reported by Rudyard F. Gacusan of the Bacman Professional and Technical Employees Union.

In Region 9, workers of the Southern Mindanao Colleges, represented by Merlita O. Lim of the Southern Mindanao Colleges Teachers’ Association-PIILU signed a CBA withour DOLE’s help with its management represented by Romeo C. Hofilena, M.D.; while in Region 11, William D. Yap, president of Davao Central Warehouse Club, Inc., signed a CBA with the Davao Central Warehouse Employees Association represented by Restituto C. Arado


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