Labor Department Orders PLDT to Grant Regular Status to 10,000 Workers; PAL Up Next?

As part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise to end the practice of contractualization, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered the regularization of 10,000 employees of telco giant PLDT. DOLE only permits the contracting of labor if they are not part of a company’s key functions. The agency expects to order the regularization of more PLDT workers since the 10,000 workers are only those working in Metro Manila and areas near it. It added that the Lucio Tan-owned…

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