DOLE’s SENA helps workers in Bukidnon get separation pay, other benefits

Date Posted: March 2nd, 2017 11:19 AM

Ten employees of a private company in Bukidnon have received P119,000.00 in total monetary benefits following the settlement of their Request for Assistance (RFA) through the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office No.10-Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (DOLE RO 10-Buk PFO).

 

SEnA is an administrative approach that provides speedy, impartial, inexpensive, and accessible settlement procedure for all issues or complaints arising from employer-employee relations, thus prevent them from ripening into full blown disputes or labor cases.

 

DOLE RO 10-Buk PFO Head Raul L. Valmores said the 10 employees, led by Mr. Rinhold S. Mangubat, sought the assistance of DOLE-Buk PFO on January 24, 2017, due to their employer’s non-payment of 13th month pay and underpayment of wages.

 

On February 1, 2017, during the first hearing of the RFA, the workers and the company in Don Carlos, Bukidnon negotiated for the settlement of the monetary claims.

 

The employees expressed their gratitude to the DOLE RO 10-Buk PFO for its prompt and efficient facilitation of their complaint.

 

“We are very thankful to the DOLE because we received our money claims, which we have been longing and waiting for quite a time. We are thankful also to our employer because they have given what is due us,” employees said.

 

END/Tim Laderas with a report from Arcelie A. Escasinas
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