Pres. Duterte's Order to End Contractualization Produces 10,000 Regular Jobs


Pres. Rodrigo Duterte promised during the campaign period that he will do everything to end the problem of contractual workers in the Philippines. In the first 100 days of the Duterte administration more than 100,000 contractual workers turned Regular workers.



According to the data released by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Sec. Bello revealed that 195 companies have voluntarily regularized 10,532 workers nationwide in response to the Duterte administration's objective to reduce illegitimate contractualization practices by 50 percent by the end of the year.

In a press conference for the First 100 Days of the Duterte administration, DOLE Sec. Bello was quoted as saying "We continue to encourage employers to voluntarily regularize workers, who are under labor-only contracting arrangements," Sec. Bello said.

Some of the companies who supported the Duterte admin to stop "Endo" are mall giant SM, which regularize 4,796 workers; convenience store chain 7-Eleven, which regularized 800 workers; and department store chain Rustan's who committed to convert into permanent workers a total of 1,200 employees.

DOLE committed earlier to reduce contractualization work arrangements by 50 percent by 2016 and its elimination by 2017. Although some companies volunteered to be amenable to the DOLE Program, there are seven manpower agencies in Luzon became the first recipients of the cease-and-desist orders (CDOs) from the department.

Sec. Silvestre Bello III assured the general public that the government's war versus "endo" should not lead to job losses as feared by some government sectors particularly the unbelievers of the Duterte government.

DOLE noted that the only worst case scenario on the program is when the company opt to close down due to the prohibition of "endo" labor schemes but this incident is too far to happen.

Pres. Duterte's Order to End Contractualization Produces 10,000 Regular Jobs Pres. Duterte's Order to End Contractualization Produces 10,000 Regular Jobs Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/06/2016 Rating: 5

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