National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Branch No. V
September 27, 2018
Legazpi City- Director Reynaldo S. Foncardas of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board V (RCMB-V) was invited on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Hotel St. Ellis to grace the conclusion of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Philippine Geothermal Production Company (PGPC) and Philippine Geothermal Inc. Employees’ Union (PGIEU).
During his opening remarks at the signing ceremony, Director Foncardas said that signing of CBA is very important in terms of industrial relationship between management and union because it determines the terms and condition of employment as well as cause of party mechanism to resolve problems arising from interpretation and implementation of CBA as well as the company rules and regulation. In reality, he said that the moment one asks the intervention of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) the management often sees it as meddling, that’s the implication.