PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 4 (PIA) – Members of the Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) of hotels, resort and restaurants in this town assured their voluntary compliance with all labor laws imposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
According to DOLE Region 1 Director Grace Ursua, the officials of the ITC in Hotel and Restaurant Industry in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte convened a meeting to help ensure their members’ compliance with labor laws.
The group affirmed their continuing support to the DOLE’s thrust of cultivating a culture of voluntary compliance with labor standards and occupational safety and health (OSH) among business establishments.
The ITC meeting in Pagudpud also tackled the roles in addressing employment concerns.
“I cannot overemphasize the important role of the hotel and restaurant industry in the tourism which is among the major sectors that contribute to the region’s economy. Their commitment in protecting their workers’ rights and promoting their welfare is like an investment whose returns show in business productivity, growth and harmonious labor-management relationship,” Ursua said.
Ursua awarded during the meeting the 24 Certificates of Compliance with Labor Standards to ITC members.
Pagudpud Mayor Marlon Sales thanked DOLE’s all – out efforts to promote the compliance of labor laws and labor standards among the resort owners in his town.
“All resorts in Pagudpud should be enjoined to comply to sustain tourism. I congratulate the DOLE for this undertaking and for the support extended by the resort owners through compliance with labor standards. Taking care of workers will motivate them to provide good customer service that will encourage more tourists to visit,” Sales said.
The other highlights of the meeting were orientations on Wage Order RB 1-17, productivity incentive program, updates on voluntary code of good practices, OSH standards and other recent labor and employment development. (Freddie G. Lazaro/ PIA – 1 Ilocos Norte with a report from the Department of Labor and Employment)