MANILA – The Institute for Labor Studies-Employees Association (ILS-EA), and the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) management, headed by OIC-Executive Director Jeanette T. Damo and Deputy Executive Director Mary Grace Riguer-Teodosio, renewed and signed the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) during their dialogues held on December 14.
According to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), a CNA is a contract negotiated between an accredited employees' organization as the negotiating unit and the employer/management on the terms and conditions of employment and its improvements that are not fixed by law. In the natural course of things, the signed CNA will be ratified by the union members, then submitted to CSC for registration.
During the short program, ILS-EA President Marc Raphael A. Peñaredondo conveyed his message of gratitude to everyone who has contributed their trust, time, and collaboration in the creation and birthing of the new CNA. He asked for the unceasing support and participation from the members, as collective action is the heart of industrial peace.
“Inaasahan po namin ang inyong patuloy na pakikibahagi sa union-related events, initiatives, & activities,” he ended.
Deputy Executive Director Mary Grace Riguer-Teodosio and OIC-Executive Director Jeanette T. Damo both delivered their Closing Remarks to end the program.
“The agreements embody the aspiration of all members, and we hope that the CNA will be implemented as written,” she said.
“We hope that the agreement will encourage productivity to produce quality outputs.” OIC-Executive Director Jeanette T. Damo added.
The CNA is effective for three years, from 2022 to 2025.