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Alternative DOLE approach
settles P2.1M in unpaid wages

The Department of Labor and Employment in Region 6 successfully conciliated the settlement of over P2.1 million of unpaid wages for the two workers of a school in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, under the Single Entry Approach, a DOLE press release said.

The two workers, a School Director and an Administrative Officer/College Instructor, filed a request for assistance  with DOLE Negros Occidental Provincial Office SEnA Desk Officer  in May  for the recovery of unpaid salaries covering the period January 16, 2008 to February 11, 2011 and March 16, 2008 to February 2011, amounting to P1,138,131,30 and P991,388.78, respectively.

During  a conference,  a DOLE representative told  respondent and the requesting parties that there was no formal complaint filed yet, and explained to them that the SEnA is an alternative mode to settle the dispute without the need for legal action.

On June 21, during another conference, the parties came up with a compromise agreement witnessed by the  DOLE officer, the press release said.

 The respondent agreed to pay the two complainants on a staggered basis the amount of P25,000 each every 15th day of the month starting on July 15 until the total amount of P2,129,520.00 is fully paid.

Dannug said the agreement will be monitored by the SEADO by requiring the parties to make a report of compliance or non-compliance within the agreed period of compliance.

On case of non-compliance by the other party, the DOLE will  issue a writ of execution to exact the remaining unpaid amount from the respondent, the press release said.*


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