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Employers, workers asked to improve productivity to hasten recovery

Employers, workers asked to improve productivity to hasten recovery

In the midst of destruction and economic losses brought about by Typhoon Milenyo, Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion called on employers, labor groups, and other stakeholders to improve productivity to facilitate business recovery and build the country's capability to withstand any disruption of production that calamitous events may bring.
Brion said that improving productivity would greatly help company owners and entrepreneurs regain the economic losses brought about by the recent typhoon while enabling them at the same time to build on their capability to compete, gain more profits, and become stronger whenever calamities occur.
He urged company owners, workers, and other stakeholders to exert efforts geared towards more efficient and better means of production to improve productivity at the shop floor.
The Department of Labor and Employment and the National Wages and Productivity Commission would assist those who would like to learn about cost efficient productivity technologies, he said.
The labor and employment secretary added that there will be free lectures on productivity that will be held every Tuesday of this month in celebration of October as "Productivity Month." The lecture series will be held on October 3, 10, 17 and 24 with the theme "Securing the Future Through Productivity."
Brion said that the lecture series aims to raise awareness on the importance of productivity improvement. It would also appraise labor and management on various productivity improvement technologies and practices including ISTIV, a values-based based productivity program of the NWPC.
The DOLE chief cited the ISTIV approach which presents productivity in simple, user-friendly terms that owners, managers and workers can relate to.
"It would also show labor and management that they share a common fate and need to do their best to survive and successfully compete in a globalized economy," Brion said.
As an enduring flagship program of the NWPC, ISTIV had successfully trained from September 1998 to June 2005 some 1,740 small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing, service, export, and agribusiness sectors. A total of 34,258 company owners, managers, supervisors and workers benefited from the training.
Meanwhile, NWPC OIC Executive Director Rebecca J. Calzado said that the free lecture series on productivity boasts of topnotch speakers that include Dr. Maragtas S.V. Amante of the University of the Philippines-School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Director Brenda L. Villafuerte of the DOLE's Bureau of Working Conditions.
Calzado said the lecture series is open to all workers, employers, HR practitioners and individuals and sectors concerned with productivity improvement, on a first-come first-serve basis. Because the venue could only accommodate 100 persons, interested participants are encouraged to pre-register.


Updated : 2021-07-29 08:50 GMT+08:00