Month: January 2013

Senate ratifies bicam report strengthening tripartism

Senate approved last Tuesday the bicameral conference committee report which creates tripartite industrial peace councils at the national, regional and industry levels. Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada states that the proposed law upholds the workers’ and the employers’ right to be heard and be represented in the policy-making process of the government. “While…
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Bicam report on swift, inexpensive labor dispute settlement gets Senate nod

The bicameral conference committee report which seeks to institutionalize conciliation-mediation as mode for voluntary labor dispute settlement was adopted by the Senate last Monday. Conciliation-mediation is described as “a non-litigious, non-adversarial, less expensive and expeditious mechanism in assisting contending parties towards reaching their own mutually-acceptable settlement to the labor dispute.” Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy…
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