NCMB Regional Director Lourdes P. Estioco led the CAR Labor Management Cooperation Convergence Team (LCT) in orienting 125 management and staff of Kalinga Apayao Electric Cooperative on the converged programs and services of DOLE and its attached agencies on June 10-11, 2015 at TAMPCO Inn, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

By convergence, the services of the DOLE shall be delivered through one plant-level structure using the labor management cooperation (LMC) mechanism of the company. The delivery of services through convergence could mean the conduct of plant level trainings or seminars or industry wide seminars to boost productivity, teamwork, communication lines, and eventually good business performance of the company.

The LCT composed of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), National Wages and Productivity Board (NWPC), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, (BWSC) jointly oriented the KAELCO management and staff on their respective agency programs and services.

The plant level training conducted at KAELCO complies with DOLE A.O. 47, series 2015 to facilitate compliance with labor laws and sustain sound employer-employee relations through the labor management cooperation mechanism.

In this convergence training, Dir. Estioco assisted KAELCO Manager Ms. Corazon Tomas in restructuring the cooperative’s LMC and in the election of chairperson and members of the committees. As suggested by the LCT, committees on family welfare, productivity, occupational safety and health, grievance committee, and the compliance committee mandated to conduct joint assessment and OSH investigation under the DOLE Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) were formed.

“On the part of NCMB, we are strengthening the LMC organization for the committees to function as partners in the attainment of goals of the cooperative. One way of attaining this, is  for the committees to adopt doable programs and projects, which will be monitored by the NCMB technical staff and members of the LCT every semester for evaluation,“ Director Estioco said.

“Thank you, NCMB and the attached agencies for coming over to Tabuk City to help us enhance our dormant LMC. This training will improve the delivery of our services to our clients in Kalinga and Apayao,” Ms. Tomas said in response to the message of Dir. Estioco.      Cresencia M. Pawingi