The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 1 reactivated the Regional Industry Tripartite Council (RITC) to boost the industry in the Ilocos Region.
On Wednesday, DOLE Ilocos regional information officer Justin Marbella said that while no particular problem or issue is being encountered in the construction industry, the agency is prioritizing it to generate more employment.
“The RITC will also monitor compliance with sectoral commitments as embodied in national, regional, local, or industry tripartite accords. (It will likewise) ensure implementation of the action plan relative to the Philippine Decent Work Common Agencies,” he said.
Marbella added that this will also focus on assisting other concerned agencies in the identification of industries or establishments with potential for growth, as well as organizations with labor disputes, among other issues.
“The Construction RITC shall be instrumental to ensure the sustained social dialogue and collaborative networks between and among stakeholders in the construction industry,” DOLE Assistant Regional Director Honorina Dian-Baga said in a statement.