DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Jollibee, DOLE Philippines Onc. and PLDT were named as among the top violators of ban on labor-only contracting engagement.

The Labor chief released the top 20 non-compliant companies who are suspected of engaging in contractualization.

After the inspection conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) from June 2016 to April 2018 it found 3,377 companies which engaged in labor-only contracting.

According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the list was culled from the results of inspections of 99,526 establishments.

“We are now providing you the top 20 non-compliant companies according to the number of workers that need to be regularized, from a list of 3,377 non-compliant establishments involving 224,852 workers from various parts of the country,” Bello said.

In a statement released by DOLE, among the top violators include the Jollibee Food Corporation with 14,960 affected workers, the Dole Philippines, Inc., with 10,521, and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) with 8,310.

Other companies engaged in labor-only contracting are the Philsaga Mining Corporation with 6,624 affected workers; General Tuna Corporation with 5,216; Sumi Phils Wiring System Corporation with 4,305; Franklin Baker Inc., with 3,400; Pilipinas Kyohritsu with 3,161; Furukawa Automotive System Phil. Inc., with 2,863; and the Magnolia Inc., with 2,248 affected workers.

Also, the KCC Property Holdings, Inc., with 1,802 affected workers, Sumifru Philippines , Corp. with 1,687; Hinatuan Mining Corporation with 1,673; KCC Mall De Zamboanga with 1,598; Brother Industries (Philippines) Inc., with1,582; Philippine Airlines and PAL Express with 1,483; Nidec Precision Philippines Corporation with 1,400; Peter Paul Phil. Corporation with 1,362; Dolefil Upper Valley Corporations with 1,183; and the SOLE-Satnfilco with 1,131 affected workers are all included in the preliminary list submitted to Malacañang on May 25, 2018.

Meanwhile, Kilusang Mayo Una (KMU) said the list of DOLE contains only a fragment of the companies who do not comply. Some companies in southern Mindanao region, it said, was not included in the list.

“The list of DOLE is also a challenge to the government to implement the regularization of workers in all the companies,” said Carlo Olalo Secretary General of KMU.

KMU call the attention of president Duterte and to Labor Secretary Bello that this problem must be addressed and regularize the employers and to stop the labor-only contracting engagement or contractualization. (davaotoday.com)

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