The Industrial Tripartite Council of the Hotel and Restaurant Industry of Dagupan City has recently adopted its voluntary code of good practices which allows self-regulation of matters specified in the instrument.

Acting Secretary Danilo Cruz, who witnessed the signing of the code, commended the stakeholders for leading the cultivation of volunteerism among industries in the region.  “The signing of the voluntary code for the industrial tripartite council of the hotel and restaurant industry of Dagupan City is the first step towards bolstering tripartite cooperation in ensuring industrial peace,” he said.

He said the Department is committed to carry out President Benigno Aquino III’s marching order to work with the private and labor sector to strengthen tripartite cooperation and promote industrial peace.

“Under a culture of volunteerism, the DOLE will empower industries to institutionalize, at the plant level, dole initiated reforms in labor standards enforcement framework and labor arbitration and adjudication system,” he said.

Signatories to the instrument are labor and management representatives from 59 hotels and restaurants in the city; Employers Confederation of the Philippines-Pangasinan Chapter; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Pangasinan Chapter and Association of Safety Practitioners of the Philippines, Inc./Occupational Safety and Health Network.  Heads of regional/provincial offices of the Pag-Ibig Fund, Philhealth, Social Security System, Department of Health, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Department of Tourism, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority also signed as assisting agencies.

DOLE 1 Director Henry John Jalbuena said the signing of the voluntary code is just the beginning of a reform which will go a long way towards achieving inclusive growth which is dependent both on capital and human investments.

“By committing to the ideals embodied in the code, you will help the government in developing truly competitive human resources and at the same time, create a conducive atmosphere for business,” he added.

The hotel and restaurant industry of Dagupan City is seen as one of the region’s key employment generators, being the major front of the region’s domestic tourism.

In the same occasion, ECOP and PCCI have manifested their support for other DOLE labor governance reforms.  asv

Last Updated on March 10, 2022 by lopezhn