The National Labor Relations Commission is a quasi-judicial body tasked to promote and maintain industrial peace by resolving labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. It is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment for program and policy coordination.
CHAIRMAN GERARDO C. NOGRALES
The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is mandated to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution. With a strategic mission firmly in place, the NLRC embarked on a far-reaching labor and employment agenda in previous years, furthering its efforts to be the pre-eminent government agency which has taken the lead in promoting and maintaining industrial peace based on social justice through economically-viable dispute settlement machinery. In coordination with the DOLE, the NLRC is presently implementing the Labor and Employment Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that includes streamlined procedures, removal of red tape, restoration of integrity and fairness, and a much strengthened arbitration and adjudication system. While the NLRC’s two core goals – disposition of labor and management disputes based on social justice and promotion and maintenance of industrial peace – are earnestly being pursued, it continues to adopt innovative policies and practices as well as landmark reform measures to ensure achievement of these goals. Since the creation of the NLRC, it has been persistent in pursuing the reforms in labor and employment that will improve the services and address the problems in labor adjudication process. The extensive campaign instituted by the NLRC in the past years, which has drawn support from both the public and private sectors, made its accomplishments possible.
Together with my fellow Commissioners, the Labor Arbiters and the entire NLRC staff, I look forward to working with concerned stakeholders in continuing to promote dynamic industrial peace with transparency, fairness and accountability in these challenging times.
Gerardo C. Nograles