The Branch successfully facilitated the Labor-Management Cooperation (LMC) and institutionalized Grievance Machinery (GM) of the PH Global Jet Express, Inc. (J and T Express) Distribution Center in Taguig City on September 16, 2022 with adequate representation of both labor and management where they can discuss over matters that mutually affect them. 

Labor and Employment Officer III Ferdinand M. Hernaez coordinated with Human Resource General Manager Dona May Viado and Legal Officer Ronnel Sumayop of J and T Express to set up the Labor Management Cooperation (LMC) and the Grievance Machinery (GM) Committees which they acceded due to the company’s rapid growth and to adhere the concerns of its increasing number of employees. These Committees aim to sustain and improve harmonious relationships in their workplace.

Legal Officer Sumayop of Distribution Center in Taguig City warmly welcomed Senior LEO Grace E. Membrere and LEO III Hernaez for the realization of the face-to-face Plant-Level Orientation Seminar (PLOS) on ADR mechanisms – Labor-Management Cooperation and Grievance Machinery / Voluntary Arbitration.

LEO III Hernaez mentioned that LMC is a good avenue in addressing issues and concerns in the workplace on a day-to-day basis.  

Meanwhile, Senior LEO Membrere cited that the GM follows procedural process with a series of formal steps that workers and management agreed to take for the adjustment and resolution of their grievances. Hence, after the exhaustion of their GM, the labor and the management can elevate their issues and seek a third-party intervention through voluntary arbitration of NCMB.

Lastly, the Branch Technical Staff encouraged both management and workers’ representatives to make the Committees functional to prevent and resolve issues and grievances in the workplace. The parties should always utilize their bi-partite mechanisms at the plant level. Nevertheless, the Branch will be there to help them if needed.

Prior to this, the Branch conducted face-to-face pre-facilitation activities and PLOS with J and T Express last 06 and 18 July 2022, and 16 September 2022, respectively.

J and T Express of Distribution Center is primarily engaged in delivery services. Its office is at AFP RSBS Industrial Park, Km. 12, East Service Road, Western Bicutan, Taguig City, and employs 511 employees.  LEO III Ferdinand M. Hernaez