Good office facilities: Why it matters?

GOOD NEWS

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No.5

26 February 2018

 

Every workers and clients have certain expectations in a workplace. They usually wish for a workplace that is comfortable and conducive that will contribute to their functions.

Office facilities do not only facilitate accomplishment of work and tasks, but they do have the potential of improving and contributing towards the provision of best working environment. Office spaces serve the role of being the place and environment where people work, research, form, generate ideas and record information. It also facilitate the provision of a workplace and working environment for information and knowledge processing activities.

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Two RCMB5 retirees honoured

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

31 January 2018

 

Legazpi City – It was an emotion-filled day for the employees of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch 5 during the celebration to honour two retirees, Wilson Joson and Rolando Jetajobe.

“It is just fitting to give them honour for the invaluable service they have contributed to this Office,” said Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas.  “Though I am new here in this Branch and I had been with them for a short period of time but still I can see that it is but proper to give them appropriate send-off party to honour the precious times they have rendered in the service for the regional clients and co-workers as well.”

Wilson Joson who just turned 60 this January 1 plans to enjoy his retirement.  He is familiarly called “Sōn” or “Manoy”.

While Rolando Jetajobe, or “Roland” or “Jay” or “RJ” or “Kuya” for most of his co-workers, who is still four years shy of optional retirement age wants to venture into other business opportunities in their home place in Sorsogon City to be nearer his family.

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LAMIPA, OGMA holds first quarter meeting

PRESS RELEASE

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

31 January 2018

 

Legazpi City – The two social partners of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board Regional Branch 5 (NCMB RB5) jointly held first quarter meeting of officers and board members.  The Labor and Management Industrial Peace Advocates (LAMIPA) and Organization of Grievance Machinery Advocates (OGMA) met to discuss plans and projects for year 2018.  Despite the threat of Mayon Volcano’s ash falls in route to the venue, the meeting was attended by 16 officers representing 10 private companies.

Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas opened the meeting with a reminder for the group to prioritize the registration of OGMA at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) so that they can earn funds for mobilization of their activities.  He also advised to clear all papers with concerned government agencies so that they can facilitate the conduct of seminars and handle the finances of their respective organizations.  He recommended to the participants to create a pool of resource speakers or a speakers’ bureau where they can be tapped as resource persons during seminars or conferences.  In this way, he said, the associations will garner more funds.

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Harmonious relations versus intra-union issue

GOOD NEWS

National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Regional Branch No. 5

31 January 2018 

“Will you sacrifice friendship and harmonious industrial relationship on measly monetary issue?”  This is the initial question NCMB5 Regional Branch Director Reynaldo Foncardas posed to the two union presidents of an electric cooperative based in Camarines Sur who came to the office to seek clarification on the issue of paying of union dues or agency fees.

The presidents of the rank-and-file (RAF) and supervisory unions were at loggerheads over the issue on what union will collect the union dues or agency fees from rank-and-file employees who were designated to supervisory positions.

The RAF union president insists that the designations of the 10 RAF employees to a supervisory position are temporary until they are fully pledged to the position by virtue of an office order from the General Manager of the electric cooperative.

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