Atty. Jovy Bernabe, President of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), signed, in behalf of the Management, a Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) with the Rank and File Employees of PCIC, represented by Aida Castro, President of the PCIC Employees Association (PCICEA). The signing of the CNA was an unprecedented occasion for PCIC since it is the first time that a CNA was reached between the Management and the PCICEA.

A CNA is a contract negotiated between an accredited employee’s organization as the negotiating unit and the employer/management on the terms and conditions of employment and it’s improvements that are not fixed by law. Its purpose is given in recognition of the efforts of labor and management to achieve all planned targets, programs and services approved in the agency’s budget at lesser cost for the calendar year.

Among the significant provisions of the CNA is the granting of a Health Program and Hazard Insurance to all employees of the PCIC and the provision on Rehabilitation Leave which ensures the implementation of rehabilitation leave for job-related injuries. The CNA covers Permanent, Temporary, Contractual, and Casual Employees.

The signing of the CNA was graced and witnessed by Mr. Norman Cajucom, Acting Senior Vice President, Atty. Rosa Gatinao, Acting Vice President for Support Services, Ms. Minerva Altamarino, Regional Manager for PCIC Regional Office 4 and Mr. Manuel Jucutan, Regional Manager for PCIC Regional Office 3-A. Also present during the signing ceremonies were the PCICEA Officers and Board of Directors, namely, Ma. Solita D. Samera (Vice President), Aniceta DC. Batenga (Secretary), Rosalina S. Aquino (Treasurer), Ma. Erlina C. Go (PRO), Maria A. Ponferrada (Auditor), Lilian E. Aguilar (Auditor), Rosalie B. Pernito (Director) and Theresa D. Santos (Director).