Amid the continued boost of its programs, the Valenzuela City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (VCTIPC) ramps up another breakthrough initiative through its orientation on the New Wage Order No. NCR-23 held on June 3, 2022.

Some 116 attendees participated at the Valenzuela Blood and Volunteer Center and synchronously via zoom platform where other interested participants were able to join even without being physically present.

The session titled “E-kapihan through a Blended Seminar: Orientation on the New DOLE Wage Order No. NCR-23” was highly supported by the CAMANAVA Field Office of the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) who takes pride on the VCTIPC as one of the most successful tripartite councils in the region who has gone a long way since its inception.

In the Q & A session, Atty. Kim Lagcao of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) – NCR guided the participants including those who were watching via Facebook Live in understanding the effects of the P33 new wage increase as well as its applicability, citing the existing laws and jurisprudence.

He also pointed out the importance of knowing and understanding the concept of wage distortion in such that wage distortion issues, if left unresolved, may affect the productivity of employees. In view of which, he suggested that a separate training should be conducted where he can fully discuss the principles of wage distortion including the formulas.

Meanwhile, Labor Sector Chairperson Gerry Mago, seized the opportunity to boost the VCTIPC membership and urged the participants who are not yet members to join the VCTIPC.

“Ang membership sa VCTIPC ay paraan po para madali kayong maka-access sa mga ganitong oportunidad tulad nitong seminar o kapag may iba pang activities at pag may dispute, kahit walang union pwede naming i-mediate,” he said.

The said orientation was also in partnership with the RTWPB-NCR, Workers’ Affairs Office (WAO), and the City Government of Valenzuela as part of its efforts to introduce the new wage increase to the workers of Valenzuela City and guide the management sector in its implementation.

END / Clarisse Marquez