National Conciliation and Mediation Board

Summary

▪ The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) formulates policies, develops plans and programs and sets standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration.

▪ It also facilitates labor-management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.

1. Concept

“The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE, shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration; facilitation of labor-management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing, effective communication and consultation and group-problem solving.” (Mandate of the NCMB, About Us Page, NCMB Official Website)

The NCMB has the following functions:

1) Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operations and guidelines pertaining to effective mediation and conciliation of all labor dispute;

2) Perform preventive mediation and conciliation functions;

3) Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors of institutions, and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes;

4) Formula...

 



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