Pasig LGU convenes tripartite industrial peace council

The Pasig City local government convened its newly-established Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) to better serve and cater to the socio-economic interests of the city’s bustling industry sector.

The TIPC’s session on Thursday, May 4, was attended by City Councilors Simon Romulo Tantoco and Quin Cruz, officials from the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and representatives from other affiliated organizations.

The council was created through Ordinance No. 75-2023, authored by Councilor Tantoco, who also sits as the chairperson of the Labor Committee.

The TIPC sets up formal mechanisms to improve communication and foster deeper relations between the local government, its national and local business partners and agencies such as the PESO and DOLE, along with the private sector.

“The TIPC is essential for the city’s legislative body to ensure that the needs of employees and employers are met. Consultations with the management and labor sectors where future city ordinances and resolutions will also be guaranteed in these TIPC meetings,” Tantoco said during the City Council regular session last March 13.

Accordingly, the TIPC functions as a “communication channel” for government, workers, and employers to identify and address the problems faced by both laborers and employers in the city, in compliance with the rights and responsibilities of each party as stated in the national Labor Code.

Tantoco, in a social media post, stressed that the TIPC will provide the “platform for workers to communicate, in an equal level, with employers and the government” to strengthen workers’ rights.

It seeks to coordinate with the local and national agencies to recommend and propose policies and programs to drive inclusive economic growth in Pasig City.

The TIPC also offers labor-management education to increase the knowledge of stakeholders.

In order to truly institutionalize the TIPC in the city government, the council also urges every member of the business sector that operates in Pasig to become members of the TIPC.

“Establishing the TIPC also favors the Pasig PESO as this will speed up partnerships between the DOLE, PESO, the employees and the private companies. This will provide not just an assembly for social dialogue but also tripartite advertisement and consultation among city government, management and labor sectors,” Tantoco added.

According to the councilor, the Pasig TIPC was “inspired and lifted from the city of Valenzuela,” for which he credited and thanked Senator Win Gatchalian and other local officials.

The TIPC holds monthly meetings as requested by DOLE.