Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. and the rank-and-file union of its largest plant signed a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on Dec. 6 with employees pledging to support the company’s efforts to drive performance.
The labor agreement will cover the Holcim Philippines Employees Association (HPEA), which has 112 members in its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan. The CBA is effective until 2026 with the economic provisions in the third and fourth year of the deal open to renegotiation by 2024.
Holcim President and CEO Horia Adrian and HPEA President Richard Cruz led the signing activity. Senior Vice Presidents and Heads of Organization and Human Resources and Cement Industrial Performance Elynor Roque and Eung Rae Kim, Vice President for Operations and Bulacan Plant Manager Bobby Garza, Human Resources Business Partner Tania Santiago and HPEA officers witnessed the activity.
Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: “Bulacan made tremendous operational and sustainability improvements this year due to the hard work and dedication of its people including members of HPEA. With this CBA’s closing, we can refocus on further transforming our Bulacan plant into one of the best sites in the Holcim Group and the country. My sincerest thanks to HPEA for your support and the sustained dialogue that allowed us to finalize this agreement.”
HPEA President Richard C. Cruz: “We are thankful to the management for the open and continuous communication to arrive at a mutually beneficial agreement. We at HPEA are excited to drive performance of the Bulacan plant and help grow the company.”