December 12, 2017, 12:16 pm
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Government winning war against contractualization: Bello

THE labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

In his recent address during the Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors’ (PALSCON) 7th National Forum, Bello said more workers have already attained regular employment status through labor laws compliance consultations and assessments.

“We are winning the war on illegitimate contractualization and other forms of illegal contracting practices,” he said.

“But we are not even halfway through in what we have set to attain,” adding government’s campaign has so far benefitted more than 120,000 previously contractual workers.

Bello commended PALSCON for its cooperation and valuable help in the formulation of Department Order No. 174 as well as in addressing unemployment.

He also said that sustaining industrial peace is a shared responsibility among social partners to provide equal protection for the rights of both labor and employers for enhanced productivity and competitiveness.

“What needs to be done is for us to ensure that the mutually beneficial atmosphere is sustained to attain an enduring industrial peace. This is the responsibility that labor and employer must share. Together, let us guarantee our workers decent jobs,” Bello said.
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