National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Branch No. 12
December 18, 2018
DOLEFIL AND LEAD.PH SIGNS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
General Santos City – On December 14, 2018, the Management of Dole Philippines, Incorporated headed by its Managing Director Mr. Randy L. Fleming and the Labor Employees Association of Dolefil Polomolok Hourlies (LEAD.PH ) headed by its President, Mr. Francis R. Gales have signed a CBA Addendum covering the period December 19, 2018 to December 19, 2020 at Dolefil Employee Pavillion.
Their Collective Bargaining Agreement was concluded and facilitated not by the usual CBA Negotiation but rather through a Labor Management Mechanism (LMC). Dolefil’s Kaugnay LMC is a two time National Awardee as the Most Outstanding LMC for Industrial Peace – Organized Category. It is an indication that industrial peace in the company is sustained and the harmonious relationship between management and workers truly exist.
During the signing ceremony, it was announced that the three thousand five hundred members (3,500) of the bargaining unit received their signing bonus worth P15,000.00 and 1 sack of good quality rice on top of the improved provisions of the CBA.
Dolefil Assistant Managing Director Mr. Jorge Paez, congratulated the LEAD.PH for their commitment in sustaining industrial peace and in promoting the welfare of the workers.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Polomolok Municipal Mayor Honey-Lumayag-Matti, DOLE XII Assistant Director Arlene R. Bisnon and a number of Management and Union representatives.
Catherine B. Amigo