Press Release

Regional Branch No. 02

February 28, 2020




Cauayan City.  The National Conciliation and Mediation Board-Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch No. 2 (NCMB-RCMB2) recently organized a whole-day orientation seminar on grievance machinery (GM) covering 5 unorganized establishments held in Amity Hotel on February 24.  The seminar aimed to institutionalize GMs in the respective establishments so that labor and management can take active part in agreeably resolving their workplace conflicts.


Minda B. Tungpalan, RCMB2 supervising labor and employment officer, gave an overview of the Board’s programs and its activities. She also gave the specific objectives of the seminar and provided points to level off the expectations of the participants.


RCMB2 senior labor and employment officer Olisen L. Dizon discussed the GM program covering specific workplace issues such as violation of the terms and conditions of employment contracts or an existing collective bargaining agreement, discrimination, promotion and the like. He reiterated that a grievance is any workplace injustice or employee dissatisfaction that affords reason for resistance expressed in the form of a complaint.  Such complaint when not resolved can be raised as grievance through a formal grievance procedure, he said.


To this, Dizon encouraged the participants to form their respective grievance committees in their organizational structures composed of labor and management representatives and whose task is to look into the validity of the complaint/s. The responsibility of the grievance committee, he said, is to consider each grievance with serious attention, deal with it fairly and properly, and help resolve grievances independently, amicably and unbiased.


The seminar was attended by 8 selected labor and management representatives from ACT Corporation, Honda Ace City, MTP Machineries & Metal Craft Corporation, Equity Motorcycles, and Motorline Trading, Inc. All said participants willingly participated in the formation of their grievance committees.