Almost 23k workers from Central Luzon regularized in DOLE's quest to stop 'endo'

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Around 22, 699 workers were regularized by 246 establishments from different parts of Central Luzon, this is according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office in San Fernando, Pampanga.

DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said that regional office’s latest scorecard in reducing the contractual employees covers the last few months of 2016 and the whole year of 2017.

According to Dione, DOLE remains focused in carrying out orders in line to its commitment to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to eliminate illegal forms of contracting employees,  ‘endo,’ labor-only contracting, and other similar arrangements.

Among the numbers of regularized employees, around 12,689 workers were regularized in 2017 by some establishments under the encouragement of DOLE regional offices and its branches.

While other remaining workers were regularized by 105 firms upon the assumption of president Duterte’s administration.

Dione disclosed that DOLE had 24 labor laws compliance offices to conduct assessments of establishments, principals, and contractors to determine their compliance to the General Labor Standards (GLS), Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), and also to determine which companies or groups violated the standards.

Firms were subjected to mandatory conferences and were assisted in complying to GLS and OSH standards.

DOLE also thanked the complying establishments, and urged more firms to do the same in giving efforts to regularize their employees.

"We are hoping that more establishments will also realize the benefits of regularizing their workers, who are deemed necessary in their day to day operations," Dione said.

If recalled, President Duterte was previously hit by group led by Renato Reyes over broken promises.

“Under his administration, regularization has already happened: It is now regular to kill drug suspects, regular to sabotage peace talks, regular to militarize, and regular to spread fake news and disinformation,” Reyes once said.
source: PNA

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