NCMB Executive Director Reynaldo Ubaldo challenged the labor and employment officers to be innovative and resourceful in the promotion of alternative dispute resolution schemes. The NCMB Chief said this during the Trainers’ Training for Program Implementers on May 19-23, 2015 held at BPI Boy Scout of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna.

“Industrial peace is not only about harmonious relationships and the absence of conflict, but also the presence of a functional alternative dispute resolution (ADR) scheme in the workplace, “Executive Director Ubaldo said.

“Labor and Employment Officers (LEOs) are the front liners in the maintenance of industrial peace in the country,” Executive Director Ubaldo added. As frontliners, the NCMB Chief stressed that the LEOs make the relations of labor and management cooperative, accommodating and coordinative (CAC).

“Read extensively!“ the NCMB head advised the technical staff. He related the story of a child who complains of stomach ache. “It hurts because your stomach is empty, put something in it,” the mother advised the child. Figuratively, the NCMB Chief wants to stress that LEOs must have competitive skills and broad knowledge as their toolbox in the promotion of labor management cooperation and grievance machinery schemes.

Again, Executive Director Ubaldo likened the NCMB toolbox to gadgets. He reminded the participants to bring their gadgets all the time. Again speaking figuratively, he said that that the song “Awitin mo at Isasayaw ko” means that requested services of NCMB are promptly delivered efficiently and effectively to clients.

The Trainers’ Training for Implementers aims to come up with a standard module of alternative dispute resolution, labor management cooperation, grievance machinery, and gender and development to aid LEOs in delivering the programs and services of NCMB

The training also aims to benchmark training modules and training strategies of technical staffs nationwide. Above all, effective selling of the NCMB programs was the ultimate objective of the training.

“All regions have peculiarities, so I advise the labor employment officers to strategize in the promotion of ADR,“ the NCMB Chief said in his closing message. Cresencia M. Pawingi, LIO-CAR