Holcim wins DOLE contest, renews CBA with Davao supervisory union

Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. won a competition for productivity improvement, and signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the union for its supervisory employees in Davao, reflecting its strong and positive engagement with its people.

Holcim’s plant in Bacnotan, La Union was among the 10 regional winners, and is being considered for the national level of the Productivity Olympics by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board. A biennial competition, the contest recognizes companies for successful productivity improvement programs and practices. The contest measures business excellence, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility.

Holcim La Union highlighted in its entry, the improvement on its housekeeping and waste management driven by strong engagement by its people. The company noted these were made possible by programs for learning and development, recognition, environmental stewardship, volunteerism and diversity and inclusion. Holcim La Union was also recognized in January by the Department of Labor and Employment for excellence in health and safety during the 12th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) Best Practice Award.

Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “We are grateful for our people’s continuing support and engagement in our efforts to raise performance for a more positive impact. These developments highlight our people’s collaborative spirit to deliver results for the sustained growth of the business that benefits the company, people and host communities.”

In a related development, the company signed in July a new CBA focused on economic provisions with the Holcim Davao Supervisory Independent Union (HDSIU). The CBA is effective until March 2025 for the HDSIU which has 48 members during the negotiation. With this, the company has renewed the CBAs with all its four plant supervisory unions beginning 2022.

HDSIU President Claudine Tan:
Thanks to the union and the company for the smooth negotiations and respecting the rights and welfare of employees. The company can continue to count on HDSIU’s support in raising the plant’s performance to contribute to the company’s results and welfare of employees.”