TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, May 4 (PIA) – Eastern Visayas has remained strike-free since 2003, the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) in the region said Wednesday.
In a press conference held at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) training center, Rico S. Babalcon of NCMB-8 announced that for twelve (12) years no strike among local laborers here was recorded in the whole region.
“When we talk about industrial peace ang barometer natin dito is strike. When we say strike it means a concerted effort conducted by the employees due to labor dispute but the last strike happened in 2003,” Babalcon said.
Said strike was conducted by several employees of Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO) over a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) deadlock.
On the same occasion, the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) reported its accomplishment for the first quarter in 2015.
Labor arbiter Amelia Docena said she issued a judgment award of P1, 236, 656.41 to parties who were not amicably settled during the mandatory conference and a total amount of P411,510.93 was awarded for amicable settlement. (aen/cba/PIA-8)