May we ask Attorney of legality of letting (by the H.R.)the OJTs in our Company participate in the referendum of 12-hours/ compressed work schedule versus our original 8 hours work? Is there any basis or is it legal that they'd be enjoined by our management to vote when they are just OJTs? and so as our Apprentices?
Almost an equal portion (just a little less)of employees (regular) voted "NO" ,do not prefer/ vote for the 12-hour compressed work during the first Referendum, When it was first introduced to us a couple of years ago... Thus "YES" won.
However,We learned (by comparing to the other companies who first implemented and are still with this schedule) that our Company didnt gave us the rightful benifits for the compressed work schedule. Thus, on the second year referendum, the "NO" vote won resulting to a series of dialogues and negotiations undertook by the Management, persuaded us to vote for "YES" and in turn entitling us increase in our wages equivalent to the extended hours of work with a regular pay rate.... so they set to repeat the election/ referendum immediately the next month.. However, since still Most of us knew that there are still big discrepancies on the benifits given to the employees by other companies working with this work scheme, they opted to let the OJTs join the voting... and counting those who did not vote(abstained) to be "YES" votes!!!..
Come next month is our "THIRD" Referendum and we are still fighting for the Rightful benifits that should be given to US, thus we would like to bargain (We do not have any Employee Union here) that they should give us the Full benifits of this Work Scheme already, and the only way we can bargain is to make the "NO" vote win.... However, this year there were so many OJTs hired, so many Apprentice retained and extended, part of their Strategy perhaps to Assure they'd Win...
Can you please help US Attorney and enlighten us what does our LAW say regarding this matter po?
What should we do Attorney. Or what Legal rights or remedy do we have?
Please advice Attorney..
Thank you and more power. God Bless.
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