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CONFIRMED: More Than 10, 000 Contractual Workers Regularized Under Duterte Admin in his first 100 Days!

More than 10,000 contractual workers are now regularized by their employers,  labor secretary Silvertre Bello III has said in the latest reports of the department.

Based on a report, about 195 companies have been voluntarily regularized the 10,532 contractual workers.

“We continue to encourage employers to voluntarily regularize workers, who are under labor-only contracting arrangements,” said Bello in a press conference for the First 100 Days of the Duterte administration.

The mall giant SM, which regularized 4,796 workers; convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, which regularized 800 workers and Rustan's regularized a total of 1,200 employees. 

Meanwhile, there are 7 manpower agencies in Luzon became the first recipients of the cease-and-desist orders (CDOs): Global Skills Multi-Purpose Cooperative, HD Manpower Services Cooperative, Worktrusted Manpower Cooperative, Excellent Multi-Purpose Cooperative, and DCMM Manpower Services in Calabarzon; JD Manpower Services in Metro Manila; and Abelline Human Resources Services in Central Luzon.

'Yung cease-and-desist order, from its very implication, ibig sabihin pinapahinto namin yung operations ng kumpanya or kaya inorderan namin yung isang ahensya or manpower service ay huwag muna sila magdeploy. Yung cease and desist order is already a form of sanction," Bello said.

"All regional offices have been directed to suspend the Certificates of Registration of establishments found violating the law of security of tenure," he added.

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say also said "Kapag hindi sila naka-comply, that will be tantamount to failing the assessment. In which case, ang kanilang preventive suspension can worsen to a cancellation of registration."

Bello said that if ever the companies will close down at least the workers are already regular.

"Ang worst case scenario is mag-close shop yung kumpanya. Unless they will close, these contractuals will graduate into regular employees," Bello said. [source]

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