City of San Fernando, La Union – In a bid to foster compliance with labor laws among their ranks, representatives of security agencies and janitorial manpower services in the region recently pledged to support the Department of Labor and Employment’s efforts of cultivating a culture of volunteerism among industries.

In a consultation-dialogue, which also involved officers of the Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, the DOLE 1 and owners of security agencies and janitorial manpower services have agreed to create a working committee which will be in charge of drafting a voluntary code of good practices for the said industry.

“The committee will convene on July 1 to put together in a single document all the inputs from all concerned,” DOLE 1 Director Henry John Jalbuena said.

He said the output of the committee will be presented on July 13 to the rest of the sector members for refinement and approval.

The formulation of a voluntary code of good practices in the said sector was seen as a strategy to increase compliance in the identified sector, which was noted for low compliance based on DOLE 1’s inspection data from 2007 to 2011.

The code is a set of flexible rules or minimum standards which employers and workers voluntarily formulate to mutually benefit them as to matters affecting labor, employment, social and economic issues.

“The code will lay the parameters within which labor and management will treat each other on key matters that affect them in order to co-exist peacefully and further boost the industry – that is, with less interference from the government,” Jalbuena said.

Framed within President Benigno Aquino III’s Public-Private Partnership, tripartite cooperation in a voluntary fashion is the brainchild of honorable Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz to involve industries in the achievement of inclusive growth.   asv

Last Updated on March 10, 2022 by lopezhn