PRESS RELEASE

A Significant Success for RCMBXI

for the Settlement of one Critical Case

 

“The branch finally settled the Notice of Strike at Indorama Ventures Packaging Philippines Corp. on January 17, 2020 which we consider as a critical case.  This is also the first settlement of the branch for the year,” OIC-Director Aerrine Marie Reyes yesterday.

The branch headed by Dir. Reyes and facilitated by Conciliator-mediator Rhium Truce Salvador conducted several marathon conciliation conferences for the labor dispute between Indorama Ventures Packaging Philippines Corporation Labor Union (IVPPCLU) and its management.

The said union filed a Notice of Strike on the grounds bargaining deadlock on October 22, 2019 in which the branch validated deadlocked items consisting of 33 political and 22 economic provisions.

The relentless efforts of Dir. Reyes and Con-med Salvador that includes continuous conciliation and negotiations of parties which sometimes lasts until dawn and resumes the same day, both parties came up with an agreement benefitting 26 workers for an estimated total package of P6M.

“This is also the first negotiation for the year wherein management grants mid-year bonus for the workers,” Dir. Reyes added.

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The settlement finally leads both parties to finalize their Collective Bargaining Agreement by at the end of January for conclusion.

The company, Indorama Ventures Packaging Philippines Corporation is engaged in packaging/plastic bottling of soft drinks headed by its Country Head, Mr. Manesh Gupta, an Indian National and its HR Department Head, Ms. Arminda Dahilan. Its Davao Plant is located at Brgy. Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

Its union, Indorama Ventures Packaging Philippines Corporation Labor Union is affiliated with Federation and Cooperation of Cola, Beverage and Allied Industry Union (FCCU)-Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO)