Tuesday, February 7


Three-unit incentive violates CBA, a “backdoor” negotiation, says ALFA president

ARTS AND Letters Faculty Association (ALFA) president alleged that the three-unit incentive chargeable to the tuition fee increase (TFI) share of faculty members and other Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provisions were products of “backdoor” negotiations. ALFA President Danielito Jimenez filed a grievance complaint to Jose Ngo, University of Santo Tomas Faculty Union (USTFU) vice president for grievance and complaints, claiming that USTFU President George Lim closed the negotiations with the University’s top ranking officials. “Reportedly, it was a backdoor negotiation,” Jimenez, a labor lawyer, said. “He never told the assembly about the supposed letter he sent to UST. Where are those exchanges of communications? In the interest of transparency, these should be shown so w...