BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment has now granted the request of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Union of Rational Employees for the release of their bonuses, salary and allowances after a long pending request for the release of their bonuses and other provisions as stated on their Collective Bargaining Agreement.
CURE President Steffanie Montaner said last 24 May 2022, labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III had signed the implementation of all the CBA provisions starting 2017 until 2022.
Montaner said CENECO was given 15 days to reply to the labor department but failed to do so.
The management of CENECO according to Montaner has sought for the implementation of their salary to start on July 2017, CURE allowances on January 2019 and other bonuses on July 2021.
The union last January was supposed to stage a strike as they accused the management of union-busting, unfair labor practices and violations and non compliance of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Three hundred thirty two employees of CENECO who are members of CURE will be receiving what are stated in the provisions by next month.
Montaner did not disclose the amount they will be receiving in total.