Incentives scheme advocacy for sardine canning firms held PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:47

The National Wages and Productivity Commission Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of the Department of Labor-9 conducted yesterday at Grand Astoria Hotel an advocacy program on Advisory on the Implementation of Productivity -Based Incentives Scheme for the sardine canning industry in the Zamboanga  Peninsula.

Joel M. Ijirani,  RTWPB Board Secretary, said it was the first time that the Board chose the 12 sardine canning factors in Zamboanga City  for the advocacy program.

Ijirani said the advocacy has three factors for the industry — employment, economic contribution  and business outlook in the region.

He explained that the advocacy is intended to create or tap existing labor-management structure that will design a Productivity Improvement  Program ( PIP ) to include capacity building activities and productivity incentives scheme whenever production target is exceeded by at least 10 percent.

He said the approval of the Productivity Improvement Program and Incentives scheme is to be mutually agreed upon by the management and labor and the implementation of the PIP and incentives sheme, monitoring of the Productivity Improvement Program and Incentives scheme and review of the PIP.

The members of the Board are DOLE-9 Director Sisinio B. Cano, Board Chairman; Edgar Lim,  Employer’s representative, Dir. Sitti Amina M. Jain of the Dept. of Trade and Industry, Vice Chairman, Dir. Teresita Socorro C. Ramos of the National Economic Development Authority, TWP Board Vice Chairman, Jose J. Suan, Labor representative, Rey Anthony D. Trio, Labor representative and Joel M. Ijirani, Board Secretary. — Allen abastillas