The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Central Luzon organized a special orientation on productivity and labor standards for the DTI Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) graduates on June 4, 2021.
In her welcome remarks, DTI Regional Director Leonila T. Baluyut, Vice Chairperson of RTWPB Central Luzon, challenged the graduates to identify what can further be done to improve their businesses as they familiarize themselves with general labor standards and productivity tools and technologies.
Jerome P. Yanson, RTWPB III Board Secretary, discussed the essence of productivity and the benefits of productivity improvement to workers, employers, customers and economy. On the other hand, Kenneth D. Liza, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer of RTWPB III, discussed the minimum wage and other general labor standards. He emphasized that MSMEs should not be wary of labor inspectors as they are deployed to help and assist establishments to comply with prescribed standards.