NLRC Handles More than Half of Labor Cases in DOLE; Attains 99% Disposition Rate through Project SpeED

Posted September 30,2019 00:10:11

The National Labor Relations Commission achieved a disposition rate of 99% for 50,893 handled cases of current year covering the CY 2018 through the Project Speedy and Efficient Delivery of Labor Justice (Project SpeED) based on the performance report published by the Research, Information and Publication Division in September 2019.


“The NLRC Performance Report of 2018 serves as a declaration of the Commission’s fulfilled commitment to the public and to its mission and accountability towards the promotion of industrial peace based on social justice through an effective enforcement and economically-viable dispute settlement machinery.” Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles said. 


With 50,893 cases received by the Commission for current year, 37,037 or 95% of cases received were disposed through Regional Arbitration Branch Level while 11,733 or 105% of cases for current year were disposed through Commission Proper Level. 


The Project SpeED is one of the institutional reforms of the Commission to pursue responsive public service delivery and efficient use of resources through speedy and efficient delivery of labor justice. It is aimed at reducing case backlog and ensuring that case dockets remain current (Philippine Labor and Employment Agenda). 


The NLRC moreover handled 58% or more than half of labor cases filed before all agencies and offices of Department of Labor and Employment involved in case management, to wit: (1) Bureau of Labor Relations; (2) Bureau of Working Conditions; (3) Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC); (4) Legal Service; (5) National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB); (6) National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC); and (7) Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.


The NLRC, an attached agency of the DOLE, performs quasi-judicial functions primarily to resolve labor and management disputes involving both local and overseas workers through compulsory arbitration and alternative modes of dispute resolution.   


/END/Katherine Mae S. Bautista