Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:48

Classes will resume on Tuesday on the Silliman University right here following the lifting of a three-day strike staged final week by the instructor’s union.

Mark Raygan Garcia, Director of the Office of Information and Publication (OIC) of Silliman University, mentioned that each events had reached an settlement over the weekend, and the teachers who went on strike will return to work Tuesday.

Silliman University doesn’t maintain classes each Monday, a apply for a few years now.

The settlement, in keeping with Garcia, was reached Friday night following a whole-day assembly between the contending events and the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) in Negros Oriental.

In its assertion, the TIPC-Negros Oriental mentioned it had provided to mediate the labor dispute between the college administration and the union.

“Silliman offered its existing offer which was before based on projected enrollments and revenues to now based on actual enrollments and revenues this year.”

The re-computation allowed the college to enhance its bundle provide for 407 common educational personnel for 3 years in SY 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019, the TIPC assertion mentioned.

Salaries and advantages for the educational personnel alone will now be over P230 million a 12 months, TIPC added in its assertion.

The Silliman University Faculty Association (SUFA), headed by its president, Assistant Professor Jan Credo, declared a strike in any respect ranges final Wednesday, with union members picketing main gates and entry/exit factors on the college for 3 days till Friday night when the settlement was reached.

SUFA was asking for some P86 million in wages and different advantages whereas the SU administration solely provided P63-million.

The TIPC-Negros Oriental congratulated each events “for this victory of industrial peace”. (Judy Flores Partlow/PNA)

Source: politics.com.ph