Diokno saddened by Duterte's veto of anti endo bill, "Proteksyon sana ito para sa mga manggagawa na subsob sa trabaho"

Chel Diokno photo from Rappler (ctto)

Human rights lawyer and former Otso deretso senatorial candidate Chel Diokno feels sorry for the Filipino workers for the recent decision of President Duterte to reject the Security of Tenure bill (SOT).

Diokno believes the hard working Filipinos deserve a regular pay in order to cope up with the current high cost of living the country.

“Nakakalungkot. Proteksyon sana ito para sa mga manggagawa na subsob sa trabaho,” Diokno posted on his Twitter.

“#NoToEndo dahil sa regular na gastusin, dapat regular rin ang sahod. Balang araw, sana mabigyan ng katarungan ang manggagawang Pilipino,” he added.

President Duterte said the proposed measure of the (SOT) "unduly broadens the scope and definition of prohibited labor-only contracting."

The current version of the bill places many businesses at a disadvantage even if their
contractualization practices are "not particularly favorable to the employees involved," Duterte added.

Security of Tenure also known as “End Endo bill,” seeks to prohibit the practice of labor-only contracting or the so-called “endo,” a Filipino-coined term for “end of contract.”

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia last Wednesday said the Security of Tenure bill should be reviewed to ensure that it would benefit both the business and labor sectors.

For Pernia SOT would not be too good for workers if it deters investments and results in fewer job opportunities.

A coalition of business groups urged the chief executive to veto the anti-endo bill, claiming that there are existing laws that protect workers from illegal contractualization.

Source: Politiko

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