K4 inks CNA with DENR
TACLOBAN CITY – The Kalipunan ng mga Kawani sa Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4), the new negotiating employees’ union of the DENR, had inked a new Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources top management on November 26, 2010 at the DENR Central Office, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
The signing of the collective negotiation agreement was attended by top union officials led by its chairperson, Atty. Camilo Garcia on one hand and top officials of the DENR led by Secretary Ramon Paje.
In an exclusive long distance interview with Atty. Camilo Garcia, K4 national chairperson, he expressed satisfaction on what he said was a milestone and significant achievement for all union members of the DENR all over the country.
“We are pleased to have forged this new agreement with top management which afforded better benefits to the rank and file employees of the whole DENR family comprised of those at the central office, regional offices as well as our attached bureaus.” Atty. Garcia said.
The Collective Negotiation Agreement shall take effect upon accreditation by the Civil Service Commission of K4 as new negotiating body for rank and file employees.
It was learned by Leyte Samar Daily Express from DENR Region 8 K4 President Romeo Golong that the collective negotiation agreement was forged between management and the employees union after a series of deliberations and negotiation on the terms of the agreement.
“The signing of the agreement will bring about mutual cooperation between the rank and file employees and top management in the delivery of basic services to our clientele”, explained Golong.
Contained in the collective negotiation agreement are stipulations on benefits and privileges that top management committed to extend to its rank and file employees.
Union members are happy with the development and are expected to receive the benefits from DENR management once they obtain the required accreditation. (AL ELLEMA)
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