July 16, 2024

The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMCo) has signed two new collective bargaining agreements with two labor unions in Baguio City on July 5 in what one of its executives claimed the fastest to be resolved.

The CBAs with the Lepanto Local Employees Union (LLEU) led by its president, Johnny Bayobay, and the Lepanto Local Staff Union (LLSU) led by its president, Ariel Candelario, were signed at the Baguio Country Club.

FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACE — The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company led by President/COO and Executive Director Bryan U. Yap and VP for Human Resource and Administration Knestor Godino signed on July 5 in Baguio City the collective bargaining agreements with the Lepanto Local Staff Union and Lepanto Local Employees Union which will bring industrial peace to one of the oldest mining companies in the country. — Contributed photo

Officials and representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment and National Conciliation and Mediation Board regional offices witnessed the signing led by LCMCo President, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director Bryan U. Yap.

Yap said trust and malasakit were the reason for the fast negotiations.

“It is very historic because it was resolved in just five sittings. That with LLEU took three meetings while that with LLSU took four meetings,” added LCMCo Vice President Knestor Godino.

“This speaks volumes about our unity. This is a vow of partnership in our overcoming challenges together and a tangible recognition of our hard work, dignity and respect in our workforce process,” said Candellario.

LLEU has 942 members while LLSU has 222 members. – Press release