Baguio City. More than 150 teachers and staff of Saint Louis School Center gathered to learn the concept of commitment, partnership, and collaboration in the workplace on April 7, 2015 at the school’s Social Hall.   Sr. Celeste Ma. Purisima L. Pe, ICM, the School Directress joined the forum.

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Ms. Annie Marie B. Caguioa, the principal of the elementary department, organized the orientation to strengthen the existing labor management cooperation (LMC) committees of the school. She said that the LMC will be an avenue to showcase talents of teachers and staff. In this forum, Ms. Caguioa encouraged the teachers to volunteer their time and services by joining any of the LMC committees.

Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Cresencia M. Pawingi of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, CAR branch conducted the 45 minutes orientation on the topic “Reinforcing the Labor Management Cooperation of SLSC.” Ms. Pawingi stressed on partnership as a step to genuine collaboration. She said that it is commitment that binds partnership and collaboration in the workplace.

Also, Ms. Lily Ferrer, academic coordinator from the high school department, said that the forum will help the steering committee align the programs and projects of the different LMC committees to the vision and mission of the school.

Saint Louis School Center is one of the 11 schools that were awarded the certificate of membership to the Cordillera Association of Labor Management Cooperation and Voluntary Arbitration (CALMACAVAR) on March 23, 2015 at the Baguio Country Club. As a new member, the school commits to sustain harmonious relations through strengthening its labor management cooperation committees.

CALMACAVAR is the regional partner of NCMB in encouraging companies and schools to form labor management cooperation committees (LMCC) and grievance procedures in the workplace. Having these mechanisms will help prevent labor disputes or conflicts in the workplace. Cresencia M. Pawingi, LIO-CAR