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989 workers get PhP14 million monetary benefits for CY 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of Php14,156,653.86 monetary benefits were given to 989 employees who sought assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) thru its Cagayan de Oro Field Office (CDO FO) for calendar year 2019 concerning labor issues and resolution of disputes thru the Single-Entry Approach (SEnA) program of the Department. There were almost 400 requests for assistance received in the field office alone.

 

DOLE-X CDO FO Chief Ebba B. Acosta said the employees were either still connected or already left the company who sought assistance in claiming their monetary benefits. Six hundred forty-nine (649) workers were assisted through non-monetary claims like reinstatement in their jobs and others.

 

Since the SEnA program started in 2010, thousands of workers’ concerns were reportedly resolved particularly for both monetary and non-monetary claims. SENA is a voluntary mode of expeditious dispute resolution of the Department aimed for amicable settlement and do away with filing of a case where possible. By far, the number of workers availing of this program has increased dramatically from year to year.

 

SEnA is an administrative approach for a speedy, impartial, inexpensive and accessible settlement procedure of all labor and employment issues through a 30-day mandatory conciliation-mediation approach. Although it is one of the programs that best address employees and employers concerns, grievance machinery remains one effective tool in resolving disputes which lead to industrial peace.

 

With the proactive stance and commitment of the office, the CDO Field Office has been awarded a special citation in the successful implementation of the program in terms of speedy disposition, monetary rewards and other benefits accorded to the erring workers.

 

For labor and employment concerns, the public is enjoined to visit DOLE-X Cagayan de Oro City Field Office at the 3rd Floor of Trinidad Building, Corrales Avenue-Yacapin Streets, Cagayan de Oro City.

 

 End/Mary Joyce Abragan-Harnaiz/DOLE X-CDO FO

 

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2020-01-28
JOFFREY M. SUYAO




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