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NCR Tripartite Industrial Peace Council holds 2nd quarterly meeting

QUEZON CITY—The Department of Labor and Employment - National Capital Region Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) holds the 2nd Quarterly Meeting at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) to discuss, among other matters, the Executive Order No. 51 on Tuesday, June 19.

Executive Order No. 51 (EO 51)

EO 51 orders the strict enforcement of Article 106 of the Philippine Labor Code that allows the issuance of regulations to protect the rights of workers. Said order was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 1, during the 2018 Labor Day celebration in Cebu City. 

DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. led the presentation and subsequent discussion on contractualization as contained on the said EO and other pertinent laws, rules and regulations. This is to give the Council members a better view of the Administration’s campaign to end the illegal forms of contractualization and ensure full respect of workers' right to security of tenure (SOT) as enshrined under the Constitution.

The discussion also allowed the Council an opportunity to raise clarifications, questions and other concerns on parallel matters. 

Best Practices, the PNB Case

Senior Vice President and HR Director of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) Schubert Caesar C. Austero presented the company’s notable labor practices and unique experiences in dealing with the union. 

Austero highlighted the company’s labor framework, which is anchored to mutual trust, respect and communication. Said framework enable said establishment's harmonious relationship between the management and employee representatives which is beneficial to both parties.

Austero also emphasized the need to establish “equity” rather than “equality”; the former being centered on the empowerment of every individual taking into account their position and other circumstances. 

Other Matters

Other matters taken included the Tripartite Technical Executive Committee (TTEC) Resolution No. 01, series of 2018: A resolution recommending the approval of Guidelines on the adoption of tripartite resolutions by the DOLE-NCR-TIPC and Executive Order No. 54: Increasing Employees’ Compensation Benefits in the Private Sector and Carer’s Allowance in the Public SectorEND / James Oliver Punay

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