Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Advisory: Workers protest today vs. DOLE's "win-win formula"

November 24, 2016
Contact: Rene Magtubo @ 09178532905

Workers to push "end endo" vs DOLE's "win-win formula"
WHAT: Workers to hold protest rally vs. "win-win" formula on endo announced by Sec. Bello
WHEN: Today, November 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: DOLE Intramuros
DETAILS:  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello announced the other day that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's marching order is only to end "illegal contractualization" and thus the DOLE is conceding to the proposal from employers for a "win-win" solution of merely regularizing workers in the agencies not the principal employers.

Labor groups however are opposing the "win-win" solution and pushing for the "end endo" formula that entails prohibiting all forms of contractualization, including outsourcing. Participants to the three Labor Summits convened by the DOLE in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao all resolved to end all forms of contractualization.

Aside from the rally today, the November 30 mobilization of workers will highlight the call "end contractualization."

PM also expressed doubt on the DOLE's statement that 25,000 contractual workers have been made regular. The group said that they know of an electronics factory in the Cavite ecozone that has refused to regularize its agency workers despite an order from the DOLE. PM also cited the case of Pizza Hut contractual workers who were retrenched when they sought regularization but have been reinstated only as agency workers. Finally the militant group cited the case of the PALEA 600 who have not been reinstated as regular workers despite a settlement agreement that provides for it. PM calls the 25,000 newly regularized workers fake news similar to Mocha Uson's controversial blog.

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