City of San Fernando – As part of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLEs) strategic plan to further boost competitiveness and promote decent and productive work at the workplace in Central Luzon, the DOLE Regional Office No. 3 under the directive of Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante, will be decentralizing the registration of Union and Workers Association from the Regional Office to its Provincial Field Offices.
In his report to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, twenty three (23) focal persons from the DOLE Provincial Field Offices (PFOs) were oriented on Union and Workers Association Registration to capacitate them with the necessary skills and techniques on the laws governing the said registration and its process flow. According to Engr. Eduardo Dela Cruz, head of the Technical Support and Services Division for Labor Relations and Labor Standards (TSSD 1) of the DOLE Regional Office No. 3, the objective of the said orientation is to capacitate the focal persons for each DOLE Field Offices to be familiar with the process flow of the registration on Union and Workers Association. Ms. Yolanda Bugay, also from TSSD 1, discussed the requirements on the registration of Independent Union such as a duly accomplished and notarized application form; Minutes of Organizational Meetings and Attendance Sheet; List of Members; and Minutes of adoption or ratification of the constitution and by-laws, among others. Meanwhile, Mr. Jason Ocampo from TSSD 1 discussed the proper usage of the Database System (EPI Info) of the said Union, CBA, and Workers Registration. “The EPI Info system aims to generate and fast-track the much needed information/data that the DOLE Central Office often requires from the Regional Offices from time to time” says Ocampo. “With the registration of Union and Workers Association decentralized in the Provincial field Offices in the region, processing of application will be fast-tracked and inexpensive on the part of our clients” says Director Agravante. (Jerry Borja)