No employer today is independent of those about him.  He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital.  Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.” Orison Swett Marden

 Laruk Kisolon Farm of Dole Philippines, Inc. (Northeast Skyland Zone) A Stanfilco Division finally institutionalized its Labor-Management Cooperation (LMC) Council named “Laruk Kisolon LMC.”

The institutionalization was made thru the effort of Atty. Ligaya R. Lumbay, Director II, Ms. Jocelyn L. Saa, Supervising Labor Employment Officer (LEO) and Ms. Junaliza S. Aragon, Senior LEO of NCMB RB 10.

Along the development of LMC Council, Laruk Union Officers filed a case under Preventive Mediation with their Employer on the issue of employment recognition, luckily the same was resolved in the earliest possible time.

Atty. Lumbay said to the union officers, “You should embrace LMC Program because this is a workplace cooperation and conflict prevention mechanism that you will be implementing in the farm level and this will help you a lot.

On May 10, 2018, All Union Officers lead by Mr. Junao Orillo, Union President together with the management team, namely: Efren Costan, Labor Relations Manager, Jalisa A. Galos, HR Manager and Nestor Dominic Bolivia, Safety and Environment Manager and the Four Coaches namely, Julises Conot, Richard Zacar, Archieval Sumampong, and John Rhandy Yosores were present during the LMC orientation and committee structuring held at City Grand Hotel, Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro City.

Ms. Aragon shared the importance of LMC Program including its committee structure and responsibilities vis-à-vis convergence DOLE and its Attached Agencies programs and activities while Ms. Saa discussed the Grievance Machinery Procedure and How to Handle Grievance.

Laruk Kisolon LMC was structured with Five sub-committees namely: Labor Law Compliance; Quality and Productivity; Safety and Health; Family Welfare and Grievance & CODI Committees.

Laruk Kisolon Farm is one of the industry producing cavendish banana for export.  It has a total employment of 373 workers with 246 male and 127 female. laruk  END/J. Aragon