Pangan: A gnawing controversy

THE ISSUE on the disputed Compensation and Position Classification System that would deprive the rank-and-file employees of Clark Development Corporation of their allowances and other benefits previously granted has reached President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., for his resolution.

The employees group at CDC, unionized as Association of Concerned CDC Employees or ACCES had a mild protest over this dispute bringing it to the attention of the Department of Labor and Employment impelling it to issue an assumption order on the dispute. It is thus DOLE which should rule on the merits of the workers' complaint.

For me, a status quo order should be made by the authorities to maintain stability on the state-owned and controlled firm.

Before this brouhaha, it has been peaceful and orderly at CDC with the workers steadfastly working and delivering on their assigned tasks.

Note that CDC has, through the years, given the state coffers significant dividends out of the firm's revenues.

And what about the locators and investors? Surely, they have taken notice of this controversy and might make decisions to move elsewhere where it is relatively peaceful and orderly.

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Why this CPCS this time of uncertainty and big economic issues? There is a better way than let the workers have their way, they who work hard to achieve the firm's goals and targets. .

Why, would the status quo dent the firm's resources or diminish its revenues?

If it will not, then the workers should continue receiving their benefits and allowances in order to appease them and maintain peace and stability.

If the CPCS works better, then the authorities should find a win-win solution in order to calm down the workers' apprehension of being deprived of the financial bonanza needed by them and their families.

Surely, the gallant officers of CDC, including its Board of Directors have a sense of compassion and magnanimity to rule in favor of the workers as is the Department of Labor and Employment. Sana all, please.


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