Labor groups march to Commonwealth Avenue
Labor groups have started moving from the University of the Philippines (UP) to Commonwealth Avenue, to stage their protest actions as President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
Members of labor unions of private companies such as NutriAsia, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) carried banners and placards with them, demanding government and private outfits to end contractualization.
President Duterte has vowed to end labor-only contracting, a process where companies hire artificial workers from third-party human resource providers.
On this year’s Labor Day, the president signed an executive order against ‘endo’ or end of contracts, but critics have not been satisfied with the measure. Several labor groups said that Duterte only mislead the workers into believing that the EO will stop contractualization.
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