Grievance Machinery

Grievance Machinery

1. Concepts Grievance machinery – refers to a system of resolving grievances aired by employees, including but not limited to, issues arising from the interpretation or implementation of their Collective Bargaining Agreement and those arising from the interpretation or enforcement of company personnel policies, as well as those that may be stipulated in the Collective…

Cases: Sea-based Workers, Seafarers, Mariners, Ocean-going OFWs

Cases: Sea-based Workers, Seafarers, Mariners, Ocean-going OFWs

1. POEA – Standard Employment Contract a. Mandatory 3-day medical examination with company-designated physician Malicdem v. Asia Bulk Transport Phils., Inc.G.R. No. 224753, 19 June 2019[BACKGROUND]On June 1, 2011, [the employee] was hired by [the local agency] Asia Bulk Transport Phils, Inc. (ABTPI), in behalf of its foreign principal, SKM Korea Co., Ltd., to board…

Duty to Bargain

Duty to Bargain

The duty to bargain in good faith is mandated on both the employer and the employee’s sole and exclusive bargaining agent, whether or not there exists a collective bargaining agreement. Summary ▪ In the context of labor relations, the employer and the workers’ bargaining unit has the duty to bargain collectively. ▪ There is duty…