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DOLE orders suspension of ‘illegitimate’ labor contractors

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MANILA, Philippines- Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III directed the 17 regional offices to cancel or suspend the registrations of contractors and subcontractors practicing illegitimate contracting and subcontracting arrangements.

Bello said regional field offices of the labor department should assess the contractors and subcontractors in their respective regions to determine which establishments are practicing labor only through contracting.

“All regional offices are directed to cancel and suspend the Certificates of Registration of establishments which are violating the law of security of tenure. This is consistent with the Department’s effort to eliminate illegitimate forms of contractualization,” Bello said.

“After the Regional Office conducted the proper proceedings, and they found out which establishments in their area are practicing ‘endo’ or other forms of illegitimate contractualization, I am ordering them to suspend or cancel the Certificate of Registration of these business establishments,” he added.

The regional offices were also tasked to submit the list of contractors and subcontractors whose certificate of registrations were suspended or cancelled.

He added that he already sent a letter to big companies and corporation telling them to comply, otherwise, their registrations will also be cancelled.

He added that the said companies are given 15 days to voluntary comply with general labor standards, including the regularization of their contractual workers to avoid the suspension or cancellation. TNF

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