Posted October 14,2019 19:21:00
The National Labor Relations Commissions was able to maintain a higher level of disposition of cases, surpassing its committed target in reducing the number of pending cases in 2018 according to the annual performance report published by the Research, Information and Publication Division (RIPD) of NLRC in September 2019.
Last year, the Commission posted an overall disposition output of 48,770 cases through compulsory arbitration for which consist of 37,073 (76%) original cases from the Regional Arbitration Branches; and 11,733 (24%) appealed cases from the Commission Proper.
“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.
In terms of inflow versus outflow of cases, out of 39,160 original cases received for the current year, 37,037 or 95% are disposed by the Regional Arbitration Branches (RABs) while 11, 733 or 105% are disposed by the Commission Proper from the 11,193 appealed cases received for the current year.
Based on a ten (10)-year trend of NLRC case disposition (2009-2018), the outflow or the cases disposed consistently outnumbers the inflow or cases received by the RABs and Commission despite the increasing influx of filed cases before the Commission annually.
From 2009 to 2018, original cases received by the RABs posted an increase rate of 17.24%, with 2018 as the year with the highest received cases (39,160). On the other hand, a 4.2% slope is accounted to the entry of appealed cases from 2009-2018 of which is attributable to the significant efforts of reducing the number of pending cases in the Regional Arbitration Branch Level and increasing the disposition rate.
END/Katherine Mae S. Bautista