Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv Nilagdaan nitong Martes ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang isang executive order (EO) na naglalayong wakasan ang ilegal na kontraktuwalisasyon na laganap sa bansa. Pinirmahan ang EO sa gitna ng talumpati ng Pangulo, habang pinangungunahan ang paggunita ng Araw ng Paggawa sa isang job fair sa Cebu City. 'Your days are numbered': Duterte signs EO to stop 'endo' Inutusan din ni Duterte ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) na magpasa ng listahan ng kompanyang nagpapatupad ng "labor-only contracting" at nagbitiw ng babala laban sa mga establisimyentong ito. "To all non-compliant and abusive employers who are engaged in labor contracting, your days are numbered," sabi ni Duterte. Binasa ni Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ang ilang bahagi ng EO bago ipakilala ang Pangulo. Pero aminado si Duterte na sa ngayo'y ang EO lang ang legal na paraang magagawa niya laban sa kontraktuwalisasyon at inirekomenda sa Kongreso ang pagsusog sa labor code. "I … [Read more...] about News EO kontra ‘endo’, nilagdaan; labor groups, di kuntento
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End of 'endo' unclear on Labor Day (philstar.com) - April 30, 2018 - 11:47pm MANILA, Philippines — Until Monday morning, a day before a massive Labor Day rally that groups say will be the biggest in decades, it was unclear whether President Rodrigo Duterte would sign an executive order on job contractual labor, or "endo." "Endo", from "end of contract", initially referred to the practice of short-term contracts short of the six months that would make a worker a regular employee with benefits. It has since been expanded to include contractual labor in general, which, IBON think tank contributes to "the prevalence of jobs that are insecure, low-paying, and lacking in benefits." Last year, the Labor department issued an order imposing a ban on labor-only contracting, strictly regulating lawful contractual arrangements, and including workers in inspecting compliance with labor standards and laws. the farming of work … [Read more...] about End of ‘endo’ unclear on Labor Day
Will President Rodrigo Duterte announce today firm official action making good his outstanding commitments to Labor? Or will he quibble or, worse, step back from his promises? That question is uppermost in the minds of workers as the nation marks Labor Day today. On March 2, 2017, soon after President Duterte held his first dialogue with workers’ groups, labor leaders gave him a letter thanking him for granting their request for a dialogue on the ending of contractualization and other work issues. Contractualization, or “Endo” (end-of-contract) and “555” (repeated five months work contract), is a regulated work arrangement where workers are hired for five or six months only. Some employers hire contractualized employees to replace regular workers and to avoid regularizing them and paying mandated wages, social insurances, and benefits. During the 2016 election campaign and in his many statements as president, Duterte kept reiterating his commitment to end … [Read more...] about Will Duterte keep his word to Labor?
Labor groups await signing of executive order on job contracting Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - April 15, 2018 - 12:01am MANILA, Philippines — Labor organizations are expecting President Duterte to finally sign an executive order (EO) that will regulate job contracting at the workplace. In separate statements, the Federation of Free Workers, Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), Kilusang Mayo Uno and Nagkakaisa Labor Coalition said they are hopeful that the EO they proposed will be approved by Duterte. They said Duterte should sign the EO that mandates direct hiring of employees to fulfill his campaign promise to improve the lives of the workers. “We trust that on April 16, President Duterte will sign an EO that will include the words ‘consistent with the policy of this government the direct hiring of a worker by the principal employer shall be the … [Read more...] about Labor groups await signing of executive order on job contracting
Palace: Ban on contractual labor 'really more for Congress to do' Alexis Romero (philstar.com) - April 2, 2018 - 4:30pm MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte cannot order a total ban on labor contractualization because only a new law can prohibit the practice, Malacañang said Monday. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted that some of the workers' demands could not be granted through an executive order, which he said can only supplement laws. "That draft EO has been under study in our office for quite some time. The main problem there is some of the things they want to happen are things that the executive department is not empowered to do. A legislative action is really needed. The Labor Code has provisions against contractualization but allowing for some, in some areas," Guevarra said in a press briefing. "If you want something like a total … [Read more...] about Palace: Ban on contractual labor ‘really more for Congress to do’