News Release
National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch II
30 May 2017

Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch II welcomed the establishment of Labor Management Councils in seven unorganized establishments after the conduct of individual plant-level orientation seminars by the branch in the first semester of 2017, RCMB Director Gil G. Caragayan announced today.

The Branch reached out to 7 establishments and conducted plant-level orientation seminars from February to May 2017.

RCMB 2 Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Minda B. Tungpalan and Senior Labor and Employment Officer Olisen L. Dizon facilitated the discussion of NCMB programs and services, specifically Labor Management Cooperation and Grievance Machinery.

Labor and management representatives who attended the PLOS comprised of 109 human resource managers, officers, and rank and file employees.

The new LMCs facilitated for the first semester of 2017 are Northern Asia Sales Corporation in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on February 24, 2017; Chocolate Coffeeline, Inc. in Cauayan City, Isabela on April 24, 2017; Cagayan Valley Christian Leading School and Kiddie Toes Montessori School both in Santiago City, Isabela on April 25, 2017; Villa Diana Hotel and Café in Cordon, Isabela on April 26, 2017; Claveria Agri-based Multi-purpose Cooperative in Claveria, Cagayan on May 10, 2017; and Claveria Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative, Claveria, Cagayan on May 11, 2017.

The PLOS were conducted in fulfillment of the mandate of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) under Executive Order No. 126 to, among others, facilitate the creation of LMC committees or councils through joint mechanisms for information-sharing, effective communication/ consultation and group-problem solving between labor and management.

Plant-level Orientation Seminars were conducted regularly by the regional branches to spread awareness on the programs, services, and policies of the Board such as facilitation of Labor and Management Councils, Grievance Machinery committees, and conciliation-mediation services.

End/ Minda B. Tungpalan