contractualization in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on contractualization in the Philippines


Pasig court charges 23 in Regent Foods picket dispersal

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) At least 20 union workers of Regent Foods Corporation, two Defend Job Philippines members, and a bystander are charged with physical injury, resistance and disobedience, and alarm and scandal

ARRESTED. Police on November 9, 2019 arrested union workers at the Regent Food Corporation. Photo by Defend Job Philippines

[ANALYSIS] The paper tiger that was the anti-endo bill

Aug 05, 2019 - 11:12 AM

The Duterte government roared to end endo, but the final product of their collective efforts sounded more like a meow

No one to blame for vetoed anti-endo bill, says Malacañang

Aug 01, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo also calls the presidential veto a 'good thing' as it showed where President Duterte stood on the measure – even if the Chief Executive himself had previously certified the very same bill as urgent

Members of the Akbayan Partylist group assemble at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City to press for and end to Endo at demand for security of tenure for workers and pass legislation for a 105 days of expanded maternity leave for working mothers on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After Duterte veto, DOLE to submit proposal for new anti-endo bill

Jul 29, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says provisions on defining 'labor-only contracting' among others will be part of a new proposal it will submit to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council by August 5

END ENDO. Labor groups march along Espana, Manila to push for the end of contractualization schemes on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Villanueva refiles anti-endo bill days after veto

Jul 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM

'Babalik tayo sa Grade 1,' says Senator Joel Villanueva as he refiles the Security of Tenure bill that was previously certified 'urgent' by Malacañang

END ENDO. Senator Joel Villanueva delivers a privilege speech at the Senate regarding the President's veto on the anti-endo bill. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After Duterte's veto, labor groups vow to continue fight vs endo

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(4th UPDATE) Despite the setback, labor groups say President Duterte's veto won't stop workers' struggle to end contractualization

FIGHTING ENDO. Labor groups vow to continue pushing for the end of contractualization despite President Duterte's veto of the security of tenure bill. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte vetoes anti-endo bill

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the security of tenure bill, despite certifying it as urgent in September 2018

LABOR PROTEST. Trade union workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition hold a protest in Mendiola, Manila on Labor Day, May 1, 2019, calling for an end to contractualization. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fearing veto, labor groups urge Duterte to sign anti-endo bill

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Though labor groups say the security of tenure bill is a watered-down version of what they fought for, they believe it is 'better than nothing'

LABOR GROUPS. Trade union workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march along Espana, Manila to protest on Labor Day, May 1, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Villanueva asks NEDA if it's setting up endo bill for Duterte's veto

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the Security of Tenure bill, which is now up for the President's signature, still needs some tweaking to benefit both workers and employers

Like workers, business groups don't like anti-endo bill under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Business groups make a last-minute appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the security of tenure bill. Labor groups earlier called the bill 'weak.'

MISLEADING: Duterte should not be 'blamed' for contractualization

May 06, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Labor groups are calling out President Duterte not because contractualization exists, but because he failed to deliver on his promise to end it in one week

Amend labor code to end endo, labor candidates pitch to voters

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:08 PM

For starters, labor lawyer Allan Montaño says there is a big difference to changing the word ‘or’ to ‘and’ in the labor code definition of a contractor and sub-contractor

LABOR WIN. Labor candidates (L-R) Neri Colmenares, Ka Leody De Guzman, Allan Montaño and Ernesto Arellano pitch their labor code amendments to end contractualization during a forum on April 15, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[OPINION] Contractualization and the rights of workers

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Let us boycott the products and services of companies that practice illegal forms of contractualization or exploit legal loopholes. This way, we send a clear message that they have no place in our society.

[OPINION] Labor in the age of Duterte: The Pacific Plaza strike

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Whatever may be the conclusion of the strike, there is little doubt that the practice of contractualization, which has done so much damage to labor in this country, is facing a mortal challenge from its victims

To end ‘endo', create more jobs in the provinces – Senate bet Caceres

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Several senatorial candidates agree creating more jobs will help address labor contractualization in the country

ENDING ENDO. Workers from various companies called for the passage of the security of tenure bill in the Senate on August 7, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOLE: Employers group to 'regularize' 220,000 workers starting February

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Labor groups slam the National Voluntary Regularization Plan to be inked by DOLE and employers as a 'grand scheme' to foil the passage of the security of tenure bill

REGULARIZE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello says Employment Confederation of the Philippines has committed to implement their 3-year regularization program starting February 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Labor leaders coalition on Senate bid: End contractualization

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Though far from the 'Magic 12' in recent surveys, the labor leaders are banking on the support of the unions to campaign for and support them

LABOR WIN. Labor leaders (R-L) Ernesto Arellano, Allan Montano, Sonny Matula, Neri Colmenares, and Leody De Guzman are part of 'Labor Win' coalition to push forward pro-worker policies in the Senate. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

‘End contractualization’: Sumifru workers spend Christmas at protest camp

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Instead of spending Christmas with their families in Compostela Valley, they build a Christmas tree made out of scraps at their protest camp in Liwasang Bonifacio

Duterte certifies proposed law vs 'endo' as urgent

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the much-awaited Security of Tenure bill

MARCH. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to end-of-contract scheme. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte urges Congress to pass law ending contractualization

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that Congress – not Malacañang – can prohibit contractual employment schemes 'once and for all'

END ENDO. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Workers say Duterte policy vs contractualization 'useless'

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno slams as 'useless' Labor Department Order and Executive Order 51 'prohibiting' contractualization

END ENDO. Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to 'endo' or end of contract scheme. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOLE orders PLDT to regularize workers 'without conditions'

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says PLDT should regularize the affected employees automatically, instead of making them reapply for jobs

REGULARIZE. PLDT workers stage a rally in support of DOLE's order for them to be regularized. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#SavePLDTContractuals: Ex-PLDT workers share stories of being jobless

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Aside from narratives of ex-PLDT contracted workers, messages of support from their relatives and friends also flood Twitter

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Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO vs contractualization

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1

Bello: Companies may be required to regularize 80% of employees

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The incoming labor chief says he may release an order on this requirement as part of the Duterte administration s fight against contractualization

JOB HUNT. Prospective employees check potential employers at a jobs fair. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Can the next president end contractualization?

May 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All 5 presidential candidates have vowed to end contractualization if they win A deeper study of the issue however suggests that workers and labor unions cannot rejoice just yet