By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz unveiled recently the first labor laws compliant establishment marker of San Miguel Brewery’s (SMB) Sales Office in the city.
Baldoz lauded SMB for a strong leadership that cooperates with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) along with its contractor or business partners complying with legal requirements for labor standards.
SMB’s Human Resource Management Officer Leo Rameses Amoyan said SMB takes pride to be socially responsible for its workers and act as big brother to its business partners by paying required minimum wage and benefits including facilitating discussion with SSS, Pag-Ibig, and PhilHealth.
Amoyan said the company also ventures into safety consciousness by providing safety training and capabilities to its contractors through DOLE- Occupational Safety and Health.
Its sales office or SMB’s plant has a total of 25 regular employees in sales, finance and logistics supplemented by 61 manpower complement from its nine contractors Jeff Marketing, JOEREN Mobile, Magic Disco Sound System, CARA/Enterprises/Carret Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Mil Oros Corporation, DVD Ref Shop, F&E Bacolod, Negros Marine Security Services Corporation and Perfect Clean General Services.
With DOLE’s labor laws compliance system implementation, Baldoz acknowledged San Miguel’s top management for requiring its contractors to be labor laws compliant.
The business partners of SMB provide outsourced services from hauling, security, janitorial, automobile, refrigeration, among others.
To date, the country has 372 Labor Laws Compliance Officers dispersed throughout the various regions conducting joint assessments and ensuring compliance with labor laws are in sync with DOLE’s massive campaign in the promotion and protection of every Filipino worker’s welfare.
The labor chief also posed the challenge to existing Industry Tripartite Councils (TIPC) in the region to gear up in industrializing Joint Assessments, labor assessments, compliance processing until all its member-industries obtain their Certificate of Compliance.
She encouraged the business sector to emulate the SMB approach in view of the company’s vast coverage and voluminous number of contractors.
The signing of commitment towards continuous observance of the labor laws between SMB, its partners, and the government sealed the unveiling ceremonies. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on April 26, 2016)