SECTION 1. Registration of collective bargaining agreement. — The parties to a collective bargaining agreement shall submit to the Bureau or the appropriate Regional Office five (5) duly signed up copies thereof within thirty (30) calendar days from execution. Such copies of the agreement shall be accompanied by verified proof of its posting in two conspicuous places in the workplace and of ratification by the majority of all the workers in the bargaining unit.
Five (5) copies of the collective bargaining agreement executed pursuant to an award by the appropriate government authority or by a voluntary arbitrator shall likewise be submitted by the parties to the Bureau or Regional Office accompanied by verified proof of its posting in two conspicuous places in the workplace.
Such proof shall consist of copies of the following documents certified under oath by the union secretary and attested to by the union president:
(a) Statement that the collective bargaining agreement was posted in at least two conspicuous places in the establishment at least five (5) days before its ratification, and
(b) Statement that the collective bargaining agreement was ratified by the majority of the employees in the bargaining unit.
The posting required in the preceding paragraph shall be the responsibility of the parties.
The Bureau or the Regional Office shall assess the employer for every collective bargaining agreement a registration fee of one thousand (P1,000.00) pesos.
The Regional Office shall transmit two (2) copies of the agreement to the Bureau and one (1) to the Board within five (5) calendar days from its registration. Where the agreement is registered with the Bureau, one (1) copy shall be sent to the Board and two (2) copies to the Regional Office where the company has its principal office.
The Bureau or the Regional Office shall issue a certificate of registration within five (5) calendar days from receipt of the agreement.
SECTION 2. Terms of collective bargaining agreement. — The representation status of the collective bargaining agent shall be for a period of five (5) years. The parties are encouraged to conclude a collective bargaining agreement with a term of not more than five (5) years; Provided, that the parties shall renegotiate all provisions other than the representation issue not later than the third year; Provided further, that the collective bargaining agreement or other provisions of such agreement entered into within six (6) months from the date of expiry of the term of such other provisions as fixed in the collective bargaining agreement shall retroact to the day immediately following such date. If any such agreement is entered into beyond six months, the parties shall agree on the date of effectivity thereof. In case of a deadlock in the renegotiation, of the collective bargaining agreement, the parties may exercise their rights under this Code. In case of such a renegotiation, all requirements for registration shall be complied with, except for the payment of the registration fee.
The term of all contracts entered into before the effectivity of Republic Act No. 6715, shall be respected. Thereafter, any new collective bargaining agreement that shall be entered into in the same establishment shall conform with the provisions of Republic Act No. 6715.