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Makati, Pasay ink tripartite industrial peace council

Manila (30 November) -- To revitalize and strengthen the Makati-Pasay Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, the mayors of both cities recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Sampiro Hall of the Makati City Hall.

Mayors Junjun Binay of Makati and Antonino Calixto of Pasay, consider this as an early Christmas present as this MUO signing represents a lasting gift for both cities by making working relations more harmonious and beneficial to government, labor and management sectors.

DOLE-NCR Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante chairs the tripartite council with Mayors Binay and Calixto as co-chair.

The event gathered a diverse mix of management and labor union representatives from industries like hospital, hotel and restaurant, manufacturing, banking and finance and business process outsourcing operating within the area.

"There is no doubt that if we work together we can make Makati and Pasay the best place to work and do business. Hopefully we can inspire other localities to do the same until such time when it will be much easy to do business in the entire country, and the Philippines will thus become the prime business destination in Asia and the rest of the world," said Binay in his speech.

For his part, Agravante said, "as the DOLE relentlessly pursues to strengthen the ties among management, labor and government, inevitably it faces many challenges ahead and sometimes we hit them head on. The key is to always stand on a common ground and this is achieved through social dialogue. As we aspire to strengthen and sustain the ties between labor and management, let us unite as a solid force and bring our voices together in identifying strategic means to accomplish the objectives we have identified."

The TIPC serves as a mechanism to address labor and employment issues affecting the industries coming from both cities.

Under the signed MOU, both parties commit to comply with the provisions of the Labor Code on matters affecting their rights and responsibilities; advocate programs on working conditions particularly occupational safety and health, productivity improvement, and skills training due to advancement in technology; conduct labor-management education; to have a more focused discussion on the identified peculiarities in the industries; to pursue a pro-active role in promoting industry growth and harmony through cooperation, consultation and dialogues and to maintain the openness to communicate their concerns as a means to sustain cohesiveness. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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