“Congratulations to both parties! You were able to consummate your 1st CBA  without the intervention of the NCMB.” Dir. Odsey commended.

The Pines City Doctor’s Hospital Employees” Labor Union (PELU) finally sealed their first Collective Bargaining Agreement with Pines City Doctor’s Hospital on January 22, 2020. The event was witnessed by RCMB-CAR Director Brenda Rose C. Odsey and representatives from DOLE-CAR at the Eco Lodge, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City.

In his short talk, Dr. Pangwi solicited the cooperation of the Officers and their members.  “We, in the management request the cooperation of the PELU. Sana huwag tayong magsapawan.  We shall work hand and hand, instead”, he said. In response, Mr. Jeffrey Sia, PELU President, said “ We, the PELU are not promising anything , but a start of a strong, harmonious relationship with Management. We expect that in the future, management will be investing more on labor relations to attain a higher level of peaceful healthcare industry.”

The negotiations  started on  February 13, 2019 and was concluded on January 13, 2020.  Three hundred fifty (350) workers will be benefited from said agreement.  The contract covers the period  July 31, 2019 to July 30, 2024.

Maggie B. Balagtey