The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) launched the regional search for companies that practice workplace collaboration and partnership towards productivity on March 23, 2015 at Baguio Country Club, Baguio City.
Now on its 10th, the Search for the Outstanding Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) for Industrial Peace is a biennial search for companies that have well established labor and management committees and that have enhanced the employer-worker relations, job satisfaction, quality, profitability, and productivity of the company.
The NCMB in cooperation with PHILAMCOP launched this search in 1997 to recognize companies that practice genuine partnership and collaboration through a functional labor and management cooperation committees and an operational grievance mechanism that resulted to tangible improvements of the company and its employees.
Alongside this search is the awarding of companies with the Best Enterprise-based Dispute Resolution practices. This award recognizes the effort of companies to resolve disputes that arise at the plant level without the intervention of NCMB or any attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment.
Deputy Executive Director Shirley M. Pascual, cluster chair of the NCMB Northern and Central regions, graced the launching of the search to encourage the companies to join the biennial search. She said that to win the Outstanding LMC award, the companies should have an LMC that harness a continuing process of information sharing, consultation, and discussion among employers and employees.
The Outstanding LMC Award also examines corporate viability that looks into the competitiveness of the company as well as the full participation, personal growth and performance excellence of employees.
BENECO and Hedcor, Inc., both unionized companies are consistent winners of the Outstanding LMC award in 2009 and 2011. The Manor at Camp John Hay, a non-unionized company also won the Best LMC Award in 2011. Hedcor, Inc., which won the Outstanding LMC for Industrial Peace in 2009 and 2011 will vie for the Hall of Fame in this year’s search.
Regional Director Lourdes P. Estioco announced that application and nomination for this search starts in April 2015. The Regional Screening Committee will start the validation and deliberation of entries in May and ends in June 2015. The regional winners will compete in the national level. The national winners will be announced and awarded with a plaque of appreciation and P50,000.00 cash prize during the 10th LMC National Convention to be held at the Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City on November 11-12, 2015. Cresencia M. Pawingi, NCMB LIO