Posted February 05,2020 18:02:37
The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) achieved a total disposition rate of 99% or 53,787 original and appealed cases in 2019 under the Project Speedy and Efficient Delivery of Labor Justice (SpeED) based on the performance report presented by DOLE Palnning Service during the DOLE-Wide 2019 Year-End Performance and 2020 Planning Exercises last January 30, 2020.
"The NLRC goes all-out to maintain and achieve the disposition rate of cases as our performance serves as declaration to the public that the agency has benn fulfilling its commitment to maintain industrial peace and harmony through speedy and efficient resolution of labor cases," Chairman Gerardo C. Nograles noted.
Of the 88,043 total cases handled by DOLE agencies including the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR); Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC); Employees Compensation Commission (ECC); DOLE Legal Service (LS); National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB); National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC); and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the NLRC has the highest cases handled and disposed totalling to 61% of more than half of labor cases processesd by all the agencies/offices of the DOLE.
Based on a four(4)-year trend on labor dispute resolution, the increase in handled cases posted a surge rate of 32% from 66,872 in 2016 to 88,043 in 2019 with an average annual increase rate of 7.12% every year.
With the foregoing increase, number of cases disposed likewise grew correspondingly from 60,925 in 2016 to 77,888 in 2019, posting an increase rate of 28% in four (4) years, with an average annual growth rate of 6.33% each year from 2016 to 2019. For 2019, a total of P14.4 Billion monetary benefits were awarded to 437,609 workers as an outgrowth of a speedy and efficient delivery of labor justice.