PMI-Faculty and Employees Union vs. PMI Colleges Bohol
G.R. No. 211526. June 29, 2016
Relaxation of the rules on strike
The declaration of the strike a day before the completion of the cooling-off and strike vote periods was but a reaction to the respondent’s locking out the officers and members of the Union.
It, however, maintained that it was left with no choice but to go on strike a day earlier because the respondent had barred its officers and members from entering the school premises.
Belated submission of video of strike created serious doubts on credibility;
Under Article 4 of the Labor Code, “all doubts in the implementation and interpretation of the provisions of this Code, including its implementing rules and regulations, shall be resolved in favor of labor.
Rule on doubt extended to evidence of the parties in labor dispute
In Peñaflor vs. Outdoor Clothing Manufacturing Corporation, the Court reiterated that the principle laid down in the law has been extended by jurisprudence to cover doubts in the evidence presented by the employer and the employee.