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SUMIFRU RESOLVES LABOR COMMOTION

Sumifru Philippines lead the way towards peaceful resolution of impending labor commotion Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019, in Compostela, Compostela Valley.

The officers and members of NAMASUFA-NAFLU-KMU, the labor organization of workers in Compostela, mobilized its members to Five (5) Packing Plants of Sumifru District 6 in anticipation of the Sheriff to execute the Writ of Execution, dated July 29, 2019, of the 8th Division National Labor Relation of Cagayan de Oro City, reinstating the terminated workers of Packing Plant 220 in Barangay Siocon, Compostela, Compostela Valley.  The termination of the workers was based on the order of NLRC against Illegal Strike sometime in October 2018.

Meanwhile, a Motion to Quash the Writ of Execution was already filed before the NLRC on August 2, 2019. 

At least 100 labor group members were staging demonstration at 5 packing plants which were not included in the order.

Through the District Office of Sumifru Philippines in Compostela, a conference was called at the district office in Compostela to discuss the merit of the case.  Present during the conference was the Sheriff deployed to execute the order, officers of the Service Providers which are the employers of the terminated workers and officers of NAMASUFA-NAFLU-KMU.

“The timely intercession of Sumifru was necessary and relevant to preserve industrial peace and avoid disruption of operations”, said Eric Tubo, the Community Development office of Sumifru.

 During the conference, the details of the Writ of Execution and the Motion to Quash were the primary subjects of the discussion.  All parties agreed, through the cordial intervention of Sumifru officers, to wait for the final resolution of the present case before action for reinstatement will be executed.

The officers of NAMASUFA-NAFLU-KMU agreed to disperse its members fNAMASUFAthe premises of the Packing Plants and respect the rule of law by abiding to due process.

In reaction to well-managed conflict resolution, the provincial governor of Compostela Valley and former chairman of the Regional Peace and Order Council of Davao Region Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy said, “Today we saw our laws and institutions in action.  I would like to commend the National Labor Relation Commission (through the Sheriff) for observing the right to due process of both parties. It is also worth noting that both parties remained calm and civil all through out this whole legal process”.

As of 12 noon, normal operations of the packing plants resumed. (Pepot Garcia)

Sumifru Philippines lead the way towards peaceful resolution of impending labor commotion Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019, in Compostela, Compostela Valley. (Photo by Pepot Garcia) 

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