With Labor Management Cooperation as the moving force in fostering productivity and competitiveness at the workplace, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) has undergone a 12 month capacity building program on Productivity and Innovation in Labor Management at the Nanyang Polytechnic International (NYP) in collaboration with Temasek Foundation International (TFI). The DOLE, TFI, and NYP shall hold a media event to present the culmination of the third phase of the trainings on Productivity and Innovation by the Department’s Leaders, Managers, and Specialists including selected LMC advocates on October 25, 2017 at the Ichikawa Hall of the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City.

This event shall highlight the technical expertise and contribution of the participants in implementing productivity improvement and incentive programs. The training was able to capacitate 115 participants, 91 from the Department of Labor and Employment and 24 Labor Management Cooperation Advocates.
The third phase of the productivity training started in March 2016 until March 2017.

The Productivity training in Labor Management explores labor-management relations practices to promote harmonious workplace relations environment necessary to implement positive change at the enterprise level. It was also aimed to guide experts in formulating gainsharing schemes to complement existing LMCs as well as collective bargaining negotiations.

The Productivity and Innovation in Labour Management Program for the Philippines received a generous contribution through the Temasek Foundation International an investment company headquartered in Singapore which recognizes the impact of environmental, social and governance factors to stakeholders as well as long term sustainability of companies and businesses.

END/ Gillian Pearl L. Guerrero