Propagating Cooperation in the Cordillera

Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) practices continue to grow in the Cordillera region. A Branch’s pronouncement during the monitoring stints in Benguet and Mt. Province on February 6-8, 2018.

Six (6) unorganized establishments were pre-facilitated during the plant visits. These include Besao Multipurpose Cooperative, Sagada Consumers Cooperative, Sagada Multipurpose Cooperative, Sagada Weaving, Treasure Link Cooperative Society and Xigen College of Mountain Province.

Though LMC structures are yet to be created in these organizations, teamwork were impressively manifested in  their workplace practices. Their eagerness to know about the program also expressed their collaboration.   “We want to improve our  Cooperative, not only on the finances   but also our people. We hope this LMC  will be one of the keys in this effort,” Ms. Marilou Bolinget said of Sagada Multipurpose Cooperative, a finalist in the 2017 Productivity Olympics of  NWPC.

With the regular interventions of the Branch, cooperation and partnership of both employees and employers continue to exist at Saint Mary’s School of Sagada, St. Theodore’s Hospital, MOPRECO and San Isidro High School.  Their active LMC mechanisms heightened their working relationships. Mrs. Killey, principal of Saint Mary’s School said,  “We are peaceful here. Disagreements and disputes are immediately resolved thru dialogues with the concerned individuals.”

Planting and cultivating the seeds of cooperation in the region is a considerable challenge for RCMB-CAR.

Maggie B. Balagtey