Chair Duque takes oath as new PSLMC Chair

Civil Service Commission Chair Francisco T. Duque III assumed his function as Chair of the Public Sector Labor-Management Council (PSLMC) as he joined the Special Council Meeting last February 10. Also in attendance were the designated alternates to the principals of the PSLMC namely, Director Rebecca C. Chato and Atty. Romeo Montelfalco, Department of Labor and Employment – Bureau of Labor Relations (DOLE-BLR); Director Myrna S. Chua, Department of Budget and Management (DBM); and Atty. Ira Jordana Margrethe Gomez, Department of Justice (DOJ). The sectoral representatives who attended the meeting include Jonathan Jamora of the City Government of Bislig, Surigao del Sur representing Local Government Units (LGUs); Joselito Sabalbaro of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology of Cagayan de Oro City representing State Universities and Colleges (SUCs); Nicanor Suarez of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) representing National Government Agencies (NGAs); and Ceferino C. Lopez of Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) representing Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs).  During the meeting, Raymund B. Bitancor of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) took his oath of office as the 8th Sectoral Representative of the Council representing the National Government Agencies (NGAs).

Council members welcome Chairman Duque as the new PSLMC Chairman.

Two PSLMC case resolutions and six policy resolutions were deliberated and approved by the Council. Other important matters discussed by the Council were issues on job order, the use of the CSC dormitory by the sectoral representatives from Mindanao during the conduct of Council Meetings, and the honorarium of the designated and alternate members and Technical Working Group (TWG) members of the Council.

Under Executive Order No. 180 of June 1, 1987 Providing Guidelines for the Exercise of the Right to Organize of Government Employees, Creating a Public Sector Labor-Management Council, and for Other Purposes, the PSLMC promulgates rules and regulations for public sector unions. This year, the Council gears up to strengthen public sector unionism. There are currently 1,721 registered unions, 778 of which have been issued their respective Certificates of Accreditation. A total of 396 collective negotiation agreements or CNAs have been signed.

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