DOLE-1 holds series of consultations on ‘endo’
DAGUPAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office I convened some 92 representatives from companies in Central Pangasinan in this city on September 21, 2016, for a consultation on contracting and sub-contracting.
The participants were familiarized on regulations on contractualization, namely, Department Orders 18-A, 162 and 150 and Labor Advisory 10.
Department Orders 18-A, 162 and 150 sets the rules implementing articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended; the rules suspending the registration of new applicants as contractors or subcontractors under D.O. 18-A and the revised guidelines governing the employment and working conditions of security guards and other private security personnel in the private security industry, respectively. Labor Advisory 10 is the prohibition against labor-only contracting.
Participants were from 43 principals and 20 contractors in security and manpower services, malls, manufacturing, fastfood and general services.
One of a series, the consultation is part of the DOLE-RO I’s Regional Action Plan to carry out the thrust of the new administration to eliminate “endo” and labor-only contracting which are both illegitimate forms of contracting.
“We urge our partners in ensuring compliance with labor laws and eliminating the prohibited practice of labor-only contracting. Let our workers enjoy security of tenure and other benefits that are due them because if they are protected, they will be more productive,” Regional Director Henry John S. Jalbuena said.
He encouraged the contractors to voluntarily regularize their workers and to submit report to the DOLE- Regional Office.
Another consultation is scheduled for La Union on October 4, while preparations for the rest of Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur are underway.
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