VECO assures no power interruption
() - May 20, 2009 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines – The Visayan Electric Company Inc. yesterday assured that its power supply will not be affected by the ongoing labor dispute between the management and the employees’ union.

In a press statement, VECO spokesperson Ethel Natera said the power firm assures that it is on top of the situation amid the filing of notice of strike by the union before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board the other day.

The Visayan Electric Company Employers Union-Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines accused the management of unfair labor practices.

It said the management has resorted to union busting and has violated the economic provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

VECO, the country’s second largest private electric utility, is currently serving 291,962 customers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay, and five municipalities of Metro Cebu.

It utilizes various state-of-the-art technologies in its operations. Its SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system monitors its electric distribution assets via remote control. It also has a GIS (Geographic Information System) to map and manage its facilities.

VECO is owned and managed by the families of Aboitiz and Garcia. – Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon/LPM (THE FREEMAN)

ABOITIZ AND GARCIA CEBU ETHEL NATERA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM MANDAUE AND TALISAY METRO CEBU MITCHELLE L NATIONAL CONCILIATION AND MEDIATION BOARD SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION VISAYAN ELECTRIC COMPANY EMPLOYERS UNION-ASSOCIATED LABOR UNION-TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAN ELECTRIC COMPANY INC
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