‘End workers’ insecurity’: Duterte urged anew to junk contractualization
A labor group called on President Rodrigo Duterte to properly balance the interest of employment and capital in the country.
The call of the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) on Tuesday was made after Duterte said that he needed more time to study the proposed executive order (EO) that aims to terminate contractualization.
ALU-TUCP also urged Duterte to sign the said EO, as all workers deserve the security of tenure as stated in the Constitution.
“Management prerogative is not unfettered. It is bound by the Constitution, the laws of the land, public policy, morals and simple decency. The Constitution is crystal clear: workers have the right of security of tenure,” Michael Mendoza, ALU-TUCP president, said in a statement.
“We call on the President to fulfil his promise to the workers to end the hopelessness and insecurity of millions,” he added.
Under the proposed EO, contractualizaton would only be allowed for some professions to be decided by the labor department and its council, the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council. /je
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