Labor Contractualization Expected to End in 2017

The government wants to end contractualization of workers by 2017. The practice entails companies hiring workers for a period of only five months; once a worker reaches six months, companies are required to give them regular status that would entitle them to government-mandated social security benefits. President Rodrigo Duterte made this one of his campaign issues, and promised to put an end to it. The initial target is to reduce the…

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