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DOLE to work with Congress to end contractualization

To review orders on job contracting

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking to review its orders specifically on job contracting or availment of contracting arrangements by private companies.

“We will review the department issuances related to such work arrangements and we will try to make sure… Read More

DUTERTE SLAMMED FOR BREAKING VOW TO SCRAP ENDO

ENDO RALLY

Makabayan, a progressive party-list bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 19, slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for failing to fulfill his campaign promise to end contractualization in the country.

A day before on April 18, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Duterte would no longer sign the executive order (EO) on contractualization. Duterte said he would leave it to Congress to decide on the issue of security of tenure of workers in the private sector.

CASILAO“The recent pronouncement of Malacanang only confirms our previous position na matagal nang inabandona ni Pangulong Duterte ang kanyang pangako na wakasan ang endo,” said Anakpawis party-list Representative Ariel Casilao.
“At nagbu-boomerang ito dahil nga even at the very place where President Duterte came from, Davao City, nangyari yung malawakang tanggalan ng mga manggagawa ng Coca-Cola,” he added.
The House of Representatives has already approved on third and final reading House Bill 6908, or its version of the security of tenure bill.
But Casilao said the security of tenure bill still pending in Congress would only worsen the condition of the workers.
“It will only strengthen and institutionalize further practice of contractualization in a new definition, in a new way of circumventing the very rights of the workers to be secured in their workplaces,” Casilao said.
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Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas shared Casilao’s view, saying Duterte’s failure to sign the EO was a “grave betrayal.”
“Ang nilalaman ng House Bill 6908 ay fake security of tenure bill, hindi naman nito sasagutin yung tunay na pagkawala ng kontraktuwalisasyon sa bansa. Bagkus, ang mangyayari ay sa ahensya lang din babagsak yung sinasabi na pagreregularisa na alam naman natin na hindi sa principal owner,” Brosas said.
“Kung yun ang aasahan natin, yung mga Duterte allies dito ay ime-make sure lang nila na magpapatuloy ang kontraktuwalisasyon,” she added.
ACT Teachers party-list Representative Antonio Tinio said that Duterte had seemingly “washed his hands” on a campaign promise and completely favored big business owners.
“Malinaw na naghugas ng kamay si Pilato. Una, may schedule na pirmahan ang EO pero at the last minute kinancel. Ibig sabihin dito, may naghabol at pinakinggan yung naghabol,” Tinio said.
“Sino ang naghabol dito? Kundi yung malaking negosyante na tutol sa pagwakas ng kontraktuwalisasyon,” he added.
Casilao said that with the recent developments, he was expecting a more massive protest of labor groups and federations on Labor Day.
“Mas lalo yung need and urgency to show massive protest, massive condemnation of the recent statement and the abandonment and betrayal of this government with their promise of ending endo,” Casilao said.
“Bubuhos yan, tiyak. With the recent statement, all organized union groups, federations and other organizations, makikiisa at thousands upon thousands ang kikilos nationwide. Tiyak na magiging isang malinaw na political message ito kay Pangulong Duterte,” he added. —with GMA News

NO LABOR DAY GIFT FOR WORKERS

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday that the President is no longer keen on issuing an EO to stop endo and is instead leaving it to Congress to pass a law.

Roque said that the Palace is taking the position of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who said that legislation is more effective than an EO.

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“I believe that there should still be a clear directive from the Executive on the national policy on contractualization which would be helpful to expedite the process,” Villanueva said.
“We still expect Malacañang to issue an EO to provide the framework and guidance for the implementation of a national policy on contractualization. We should know the clear position of the executive on this matter. We want to ensure that what we are legislating is useful and effective,” he said.
Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday welcomed President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to certify as a priority bill Senate Bill No. 1116, or the proposed End of Endo Act, saying the President’s certification “will definitely help in the passage of a new law governing endo (end of contract).”
“Endo” applies to contractual workers whose terms of employment end after only five months, or one month short of the six-month requirement for them to be regularized.
Ending the practice was among the campaign promises of President Duterte.
Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development, said his panel is already finalizing its End of Endo Bill report for plenary discussion.
“We will release the committee report as soon as we finished circulating the draft to the senators for inputs,” said Villanueva, who is the author of the bill.
Senate Bill No. 1116 seeks to provide stricter regulations on contractualization and simplifies the classification of employees to regular and probationary, and treats project and seasonal employees as regular employees.
Duterte’s certification would fast-track the passage of the End of Endo bill in the Senate as the House of Representatives has already passed its own version last January 29.
Villanueva said that his panel intends to call the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for another round of discussion before the release of the committee report when Congress session resumes this May.
“We have been actively coordinating with the DOLE since we believe that their inputs are crucial to ensure that the proposed measure will adequately address the realities on the ground. As the implementing agency in-charge of enforcing the laws on contractualization, we believe that the DOLE’s participation in the policy-making process is crucial,” the chair of Senate labor panel said.
Villanueva also said that they are still hoping that President Duterte would still issue an Executive Order (EO) on endo despite Malacanang’s earlier pronouncements. (PNA)

NO ENDO

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NO LABOR DAY GIFT FOR WORKERS; DUTERTE TOSSES ENDO TO CONGRESS

laugh-pa-more-3-gifPresidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday that the President is no longer keen on issuing an EO to stop endo and is instead leaving it to Congress to pass a law.

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Roque said that the Palace is taking the position of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who said that legislation is more effective than an EO.

“I believe that there should still be a clear directive from the Executive on the national policy on contractualization which would be helpful to expedite the process,” Villanueva said.

“We still expect Malacañang to issue an EO to provide the framework and guidance for the implementation of a national policy on contractualization. We should know the clear position of the executive on this matter. We want to ensure that what we are legislating is useful and effective,” he said. 

Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday welcomed President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to certify as a priority bill Senate Bill No. 1116, or the proposed End of Endo Act, saying the President’s certification “will definitely help in the passage of a new law governing endo (end of contract).”

“Endo” applies to contractual workers whose terms of employment end after only five months, or one month short of the six-month requirement for them to be regularized.

Ending the practice was among the campaign promises of President Duterte.

Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development, said his panel is already finalizing its End of Endo Bill report for plenary discussion.

“We will release the committee report as soon as we finished circulating the draft to the senators for inputs,” said Villanueva, who is the author of the bill.

Senate Bill No. 1116 seeks to provide stricter regulations on contractualization and simplifies the classification of employees to regular and probationary, and treats project and seasonal employees as regular employees.

Duterte’s certification would fast-track the passage of the End of Endo bill in the Senate as the House of Representatives has already passed its own version last January 29.

Villanueva said that his panel intends to call the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for another round of discussion before the release of the committee report when Congress session resumes this May.

“We have been actively coordinating with the DOLE since we believe that their inputs are crucial to ensure that the proposed measure will adequately address the realities on the ground. As the implementing agency in-charge of enforcing the laws on contractualization, we believe that the DOLE’s participation in the policy-making process is crucial,” the chair of Senate labor panel said.

Villanueva also said that they are still hoping that President Duterte would still issue an Executive Order (EO) on endo despite Malacanang’s earlier pronouncements.