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Keeping in touch eases COVID woes

We vow to continue to ensure the success of both bipartism and tripartism through the promotion of a harmonious social dialogue with partners.

Raffy Ayeng

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ECOP president Sergio Ortiz Luis Jr. underlined constant dialogues to confront labor woes under the crisis period. / Photograph courtesy of ECOP

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) espoused dialogues and multi-party consultations in confronting labor and other policy issues amid challenges posed by the pandemic.

According to ECOP president Sergio Ortiz Luis Jr., the group will remain steadfast in its commitment to represent and enhance Filipino employers’ interest in all levels of policy development and decision-making processes.

“We vow to continue to ensure the success of both bipartism and tripartism through the promotion of a harmonious social dialogue with partners to shape an enabling policy and business environment for all,” Ortiz-Luis said.

The employers group vowed to “persevere in fostering a culture of compliance, capacitating employers with the right tools and skills to cope with emerging trends and encouraging good corporate citizenship and other voluntary practices.”

Exceptional year
ECOP noted the current year has been extraordinarily challenging to both businesses and workers across the globe, with the uncertainty occasioned by the challenges unabated.

“With a seemingly pessimistic future, we all continue to find ways to survive and thrive in the middle of this pandemic. COVID-19 did not only become a global health crisis but has also brought about an array of social and economic issues for the country and the world,” Ortiz-Luis added.

He emphasized life and work have changed dramatically from what people are used to.

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