The continuous implementation of Administrative Order No. 47, Series of 2015 led the Branch to a Convergence Program with the Aspulan, Benguet Electric Cooperative’s LMC, on November 16 at the Child and Family Services, Manzanillo Subd., Baguio City.

Since its creation in 1991, the Aspulan served as link between the management and employees. It is composed of six action committees and one steering committee. The absence of Compliance Committee, which oversees the Company’s conformity to various laws and regulations required by the government, drove the speakers to introduce and guide the attendees on molding one. The Company’s more than two hundred employees are assigned to different committees.

As the company’s Labor Laws Compliance System, Occupational Safety and Health and Family Welfare Program have long been institutionalized and its personnel and union officers having undergone series of orientation and seminars, the discussion was fixated on the Board’s Grievance Machinery program. Discussions from the Employees Compensation Commission and Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board accumulated queries from the thirty participants.

In reply to the Branch’s effort to promote these programs, Ms. Benelita Linmipao, BENECO Employees’ Labor Union president, vowed that a restructuring be done within the year to accommodate the lacking committee.(Lyla Jane B. Tacio)