CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office recently formed the Bataan Hospital, Dental, Medical, and Therapeutic Clinics Industrial Tripartite Council (BHDMTC-ITC), a first for the labor agency and the province.
Dole Director Raymundo Agravante said that some 30 administrators, owners and employee-representatives from 20 establishments comprised of hospital, medical, health and wellness industries in Bataan attended the organizational meeting.
Companies present during the forging of the BHDMTC-ITC include Bataan Doctor’s Hospital, Bataan St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bataan Peninsula Medical Center, Bataan Kidney and Dialysis Center, Yumena Lapas Medical Clinic, Our Lady of Fatima Clinic, Calimbas Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Center, Orion St. Michael Hospital, Guzorell Medical & Surgical Clinic, Banahaw Heals Spa Senses, The Ultimate Gym And Spa, Emma Roque Skin Clinic, Maheseco Multipurpose Coop., Lab-Tech Diagnostic Center, Isaac and Catelina Medical Center, Rachel Mangpil Dental Clinic, Thai Royal Spa, Vinluan Medical Clinic, Ilaya Medical Center, and Rebirth Philippines TCFI.
Agravante said that "genuine public and private partnership towards a meaningful and productive employment will lead to the continuous growth and development of the medical industry."
"We want to be your partners. We know that you, being frontrunners of the medical and health services industry, also face issues and challenges on industrial relationships. That’s why the Dole is here to be with you, each and every step of the way, through the creation of this Council. Together, we can sustain industrial peace towards global competitiveness," he said.
The creation of the BHDMTC-ITC serves as a venue, through social dialogue, in the conduct of advocacy campaigns and updates on labor laws, social legislations and other issuances. It can also help create harmonious and productive relationships between management and labor in the medical industry.