NLRC-NCR Labor Arbiters settled 168 cases in less than 5 days amounting to P114 Million
Of the 350 cases settled by the NCR Labor Arbiters in February 2013 filed cases, 168 cases are settled in favor of 165 workers in less than five (5) days, with a total award of P114,101,074.18. These settled cases involves monetary claims ranging from P3,500 to P5,109,483.73.
The 165 workers benefitted involved local and OFW workers, with claims arising from backwages, 13thmonth pay, separation pay and other monetary claims and benefits.
The cases filed in the National Capital Region (NCR) constitute 59% of the total cases filed in the arbitration level (Regional Arbitration Branches) for the month of February 2013.
The amicable settlement of the cases was assisted by the respective counsels and representatives of the workers and employers, acknowledging the receipt of the amounts that represents full and final settlement of the claims.
The amicable settlement of case upon a fair compromise is one of the purpose of the mandatory conciliation and mediation conference before the Labor Arbiter under the 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedure, as amended, and the Labor Code, as amended.
Research, Information and Publication Division
National Labor Relations Commission