Yoko­hama work­ers cry threats, in­tim­i­da­tion

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CLARK FREEPORT — Of­fi­cers and mem­bers of Al­liance of Yoko­hama Em­ploy­ees (AYE) and Al­liance of Yoko­hama Su­per­vi­sors (AYS) are now wor­ried of the threats and in­ti­mo­da­tion they are al­legedly re­ceiv­ing from the Yoko­hama Tire Philip­pines In­cor­po­rated (YTPI) man­age­ment .

Ac­cord­ing to the two la­bor unions, the com­pany is se­lec­tively is­su­ing mem­o­ran­dums and trans­fers to em­ploy­ees iden­ti­fied as mem­bers ei­ther of the two unions which, they claimed, raised anx­i­ety and tensi on.

De­spite the ag­gres­sive ac­tion by the man­age­ment, the AYE and AYS stated that they al­ways sought le­gal reme­dies to re­solve the con­flict.

One of which is set­ting a di­a­logue be­tween man­age­ment and union of­fi­cers, and fil­ing cases in the Na­tional Con­cil­i­a­tion and Me­di­a­tion Boar d.

Union of­fi­cers and mem­bers said they feel the tense and pres­sure by the menage­ment as shaked­won of se­cu­rity poli­cies were in­ten­si­fied and ad­dtional CCTV cam­eras were in­stalled.

“‘Yung isa sa am­ing ik­i­nakatakot at ip­inan­gangamba ay hindi na kami makahinga dahil sa la­hat ng galaw namin ay mi­na­matya­gan. Nahi­hi­ra­pan din kami mag­tra­baho at hindi kami nagig­ing kam­pante.” AYE Pres­i­dent Roel Padilla said.

On the other hand, of­fi­cials of YTPI be­lied

per­cent and Sto. To­mas in 3rd with an RPT collection of 82.52 per­cent.

Pineda said that the prov­ince could ben­e­fit more from im­proved col­lec­tions as this would re­bound into more gov­ern­ment pro­grams and projects. She added that the lo­cal gov­ern­ment units have a role to play in mak­ing col­lec­tions ef­fi­cient.

The prov­ince had in­sti­tuted the In­te­grated Tax­a­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tem (iTAX) for the sys­tem­atic collection since 2015. The sys­tem fea­tures in­te­grated pro­cesses done in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity as well as dig­i­tal maps and in­for­ma­tion that as­sist in tax collection.

The Ger­man-made sys­tem aims to fully solve prob­lems in RPT com­pu­ta­tions and fully dig­i­tize other tax col­lec­tions in the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

The iTax is present in some 11 prov­inces of the coun­try, with Pam­panga be­ing the fourth prov­ince in Lu­zon to im­ple­ment the sys­tem along with La Union, Pan­gasi­nan and Min­doro Ori­en­tal.

But Pineda is call­ing for more se­ri­ous collection ef­fi­ciency com­pelling mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials to go to the grass­roots and ad­dress RPT delin­quen­cies.

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