To educate workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 4A - Batangas Provincial Office (DOLE BPO) shed light on important matters, jurisprudence, and issuances about the labor sector through the Continuing Labor Education Seminar (CLES) program held at the Administration Building of LISP III, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas, February 17.
Representatives from fourteen (14) companies located at the Light Industrial Park (LISP) III – Sto. Tomas underwent the seminar.
Ms. Cristina H. Barayang and Ms. Jennylyn S. Rubio, Labor and Employment Officers of DOLE BPO, facilitated the training in cooperation with Ms. Elma Dimaculangan and Mr. Rolly Tallod, LISP III Administrator and Senior Manager.
DOLE representatives discussed the General Labor Standards, Occupational Safety, and Health Standards and the salient features of Department Orders No. 147-15.
According to Ms. Rubio, the information tackled will aid the companies in staying updated on recent issuances and jurisprudence related to the labor sector.
"The Continuing Labor Education Seminar is timely and relevant to provide an update on the Department's newly published guidelines, advisories, and orders and to raise awareness on other labor-related laws. This will help you prepare for future inspection by our labor inspectors, and we hope that everyone will comply with the labor regulations,” she remarked.
Meanwhile, Atty. Rosita Villaluz, Mediator - Arbiter from DOLE IV-A Regional Office, shared Guidelines on the Conduct of the DOLE, DILG, DND, DO, AFP, and PNP.
Atty. Villaluz discussed the effective exercise of workers and trade union rights and the violence and threats against workers and trade unionists.
Aside from these topics, resource speakers also shed light on the Family Welfare Program and Mental Health Policy which aimed to promote the holistic well-being of the workers.
Ms. Barayang also encouraged the companies to establish their labor management committee in addressing concerns of the workers.
Prior to the activity, DOLE BPO employees also conducted a labor education seminar with employees of Universal Robina Corporation Flexible Packaging and BOPP Films in Simlong, Batangas City on February 16.
They educated the participants on Gender and Development Fundamental
Concepts, Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, Safe Space Act or Bawal Bastos Law, Guidelines for the Implementation of Mental Health Workplace Policies and Programs for the Private Sector, and Guidelines for Procedural and Substantive Due Process.
(With reports from Ms. Jennylyn Rubio)
DOLE BPO employees with the participants of the Continuing Labor Education Seminar (CLES) program at the Administration Building of LISP III, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas, February 17.
Participants joined the Continuing Labor Education Seminar at the Universal Robina Corporation Flexible Packaging and BOPP Films in Simlong, Batangas City, on February 16.