The Branch’s aim of promoting the Board’s three-flagship programs at the grassroots level resulted in an orientation in one of the recently facilitated companies in the neighboring town of La Trinidad.

Eighteen personnel of Dap-ayan Food Corporation (DFC), one of Benguet province’s biggest restaurant chains, were orientated with Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) and Grievance Machinery-Voluntary Arbitration (GM-VA) on July 25, 2022.  The attendees were LMC committee members ready to plunge into their roles. Also in attendance is Mrs. Jocelyn Atonen, owner and manager.

Technical personnel Maggie Balagtey and Lyla Jane B. Tacio alternately discussed the different programs in the interest of the participants.    Emphasis was made on the mutual benefits of LMC and the GM’s feature as an appeal mechanism with the company’s four walls.  The programs’ selling points were thoroughly discussed.  Roles and responsibilities attached to each committee membership were described thus, it was fully understood and appreciated.

In summary, Sup. LEO Balagtey challenged the officers to walk the talk. “The next thing to do now is to meet together as a committee and have your action plan for the remaining months of the year.  It should not end there, implement your plans,” she said.

After the talk, Ms. Atonen thanked the speakers and said the timing was perfect as both labor and management personnel are excited to plan their programs and activities.

DFC started its operation in 1993 and currently has three branches strategically located within La Trinidad.  It employs a total of 142 workers, mostly students from nearby municipalities.

Lyla Jane B. Tacio