MANILA - Labor and management need not be adversarial as shown by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by Nestlé Philippines and the workers union in its Cabuyao, Laguna factory.
The company said it entered into a 5-year CBA with the Nestlé Cabuyao Workers’ Union – Philippine Transport and General Workers’ Organization (NCWU-PTGWO) for wage hikes and a host of benefits.
The CBA grants factory workers a wage hike package totaling P12,000 spread over 5 years, an increase in medical and hospitalization benefits, improvements in Christmas and birthday packages, and partial disability benefits, among others.
“At the end of the day, we all want the same thing, and that is, a bright future for our families," said Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Jacques Reber.
According to Nestlé, negotiations for the new CBA began in November 2016 and concluded on May 31, 2017.
The Cabuyao factory serves as the Nestlé ASEAN supply center for infant nutrition.