Metro Manila – Despite the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Conciliation and Mediation Board-National Capital Region (NCMB-NCR) successfully facilitated the establishment of Labor-Management Cooperation (LMC) and Grievance Machinery (GM) at Universal Stainless Ware Manufacturing Co., Inc. (USWMCI).

After a series of consultations by Regional Conciliation Mediation Board-NCR with USWMCI on the different programs and services of NCMB that includes LMC and GM, the USWMCI formally established its USWMCI-LMC last 15 March 2021. On the same day, the structure of USWMCI-LMC, which contains its objective, vision/mission statement, composition and committees was presented, affirming the USWMCI dedication in strengthening its workplace mechanism for the benefit of its employees.

VP for Operations Anthony Jermain C. Chuakaw said, “Although our company exercises bilateral communications between the management and its employees, I now see the need to formally establish our own LMC after the RCMB-NCR discussed to me the benefits of having one.”

He added that the continuous effort of the RCMB-NCR staff, Grace E. Membrere, made him realize the importance of formalizing their bilateral communication through the establishment of the LMC program where employees’ concerns can be discussed regularly. 

To further strengthen the USWMCI-LMC, the RCMB-NCR, facilitated by LEO III Grace E. Membrere, conducted a webinar via Zoom last 25 March 2021 on the importance of formulating a structure and the roles of the committees and members to ensure the success of their LMC.

Membrere expressed her appreciation to both workers and management of USWMCI in supporting the NCMB’s mission in the promotion of industrial peace.

USWMCI, a family-owned business established in 1978, manufactures high-quality food grade stainless steel kitchenware products and employs 33 workers.

It is one of the companies that attended the Webinar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) conducted by the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-NCR last 23 February 2021.

END/ianne r. go as edited