PRESS RELEASE

SIEMENS AND UNION SETTLE NOTICE OF STRIKE CASE, AGREE ON A P60M CBA

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Siemens Power Operations, Inc. management and union representatives with Dir. Feliciano Orihuela, Jr., during the signing of agreement on June 22, 2017 at RCMB IV-A Calamba Office.

 

The Notice of Strike case filed by Siemens Power Operations Employees Union against Siemens Power Operations, Inc. has been settled, RCMB IV-A Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr. announced.

On 12 May 2017, the union filed a Notice of Strike on the issue of CBA deadlock involving 40 economic and 5 political items on their maiden CBA, citing a report from Con-Med Foncardas.

After series of conciliation conference facilitated by Conciliator-Mediator Cynthia C. Foncardas, the initial 45 issues were reduced to only 10 priority items.

Though with only 10 items under discussion, the parties remained hard on their respective positions, which forced the union to resort into a strike vote referendum. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE

NESTLE PHILIPPINES INC. CABUYAO FACTORY AND UNION SIGN NEW 5-YEAR CBA

 

LAGUNA – The management of Nestle Philippines Cabuyao factory and the Nestlé Cabuyao Workers’ Union – Philippine Transport and General Workers’ Organization (NCWU-PTGWO) recently ratified and entered into a five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The CBA, which has a computed total cost benefit of P630M, provides for a P12,000.00-wage hike package spread over the span of five years and a host of other benefits such as increase in medical and hospitalization benefits, improvements in Christmas and birthday packages, and partial disability benefits, to name a few.

During the CBA signing ceremony held on 23 June 2017 at the Nestle Cabuyao factory, Nestle Philippines President and CEO Jacques Reber congratulated the parties to the CBA for the peaceful and successful, albeit lengthy, negotiation. Continue reading

GOOD NEWS

DE LA SALLE HEATH AND SCIENCE INSTITUTE AND UNION CONCLUDE NEGOTITAION, SIGN NEW 3-YEAR CBA

DASMARIÑAS CAVITE – On 02 June 2017, a three-year CBA has been signed by the De La Salle Health and Science Institute (DLSHSI) and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Employees Union-FFW (Union for brevity) benefitting 712 rank and file workers.

It is noteworthy that this is the first time that a CBA was concluded by the negotiating panels of DLSHSI at their level without filing a preventive mediation or notice of strike case before this Branch. Negotiation started sometime in June 2016 and from thereon, the Branch proactively intervened to assist both panels achieve a successful negotiation.

One of the interventions of the Branch was the conduct of orientation seminar on workers’ rights and management prerogatives last November 2016. Aside for this, the Branch has been conducting meetings with the negotiating panels with the end in view of aiding them maintain a good working relationship while negotiating. Continue reading

GOOD NEWS

RCMB-IVA SETTLES LABOR DISPUTE AT NESTLE CABUYAO, UNION AND MANAGEMENT AGREE AT A 5-YEAR 

CALAMBA – An imminent strike was prevented when the conciliation team of RCMB-IVA composed of Con-Med Ma. Delia Yu and Director Jun Orihuela finally settled the deadlock between Nestle Cabuyao factory and Nestle Cabuyao Factory Workers Union (NCFWU)-PTGWO (Union for brevity) on 31 May 2017.

The Union filed the instant NOS case on 05 May 2017 on the ground of bargaining deadlock. However, the case in fact stemmed from a Preventive Mediation case filed on 12 December 2016. Union nonetheless withdrawn said PM case and, instead, requested the Branch to assist the parties on their CBA negotiation. Continue reading