After Duterte signed the OP, 20 companies suspected of having carried out Endo`s activity were identified and invited to regularize employees on fixed contracts. But instead of hiring full-time, several of the country`s largest companies decided to lay off about 200,000 workers, according to Ariel Casilao, who represented the labor class of Anakpawis in Congress. “Workers have long fought for the end of the convention, even after a first presidential veto in 2019, just to be presented now with another watered-down version that will continue to betray their hopes,” he told VICE World News. Contract work is a popular form of partial unemployment in the Philippines. This practice has been in place since 1974. Overall, this employment contract has been de called illegal by workers` groups and other organizations that protect workers because it exploits them. Some believe that it is only the president who can abolish this practice by an executive order. The nationalization of treaties has long been discussed in the Philippines. Although some companies have been declared illegal, they continue to exploit Filipino workers due to legal deficiencies in practice. What else do you have to know about contract work in the Philippines? The “Republic Act 11058” or the Occupational Health and Safety Act, signed by Mr. Duterte on August 17, 2018, aims to strengthen compliance with labour and health standards and provides penalties for violations of standards. It applies to all establishments, projects, sites, including the Philippine Economic Zone (Peza) and all other places where workers work in all sectors of activity.
Unlike regularization, contract work devalues the idea of a partnership and undermines the value of work. It reduces the status of an employee under that of a computer or machine in which a company is always willing to invest thousands of pesos. “At the end of the day, the government must take a stand and choose to be more advantageous to the workers, because who cares for them?” READ ALSO: Endo: Importance, contract work, Bill, declassification, 555 At the end of the Administration Corazon Aquino, Fidel V. Ramos, a well-known military leader, praises ending the convention, to help the distress of his ailing Filipino people and thus change the Philippine labor code to extend the powers of the Minister of Labour at the same time as the powers of the regional directors , to deal more effectively with violations of labour law and, hopefully, the abuse of the contract. The amendment is cited as follows, Article 106 of the revised Labour Code, “The Minister of Labour and Employment may, by appropriate provisions, limit or prohibit the granting of labour in order to protect workers` rights in accordance with this code.” This amendment to the Philippine Labour Code effectively gives the power to complete the work or continue to administer it, in the hands of the DOLE Secretary at the time. Endo is a slang for the end of the contract, a practice that requires employees to sign a contract that sets the duration of the employment at a shorter duration than that of the service contract. This is considered illegal for a short period of time, either by the same contractors, by the same contractors, or by the so-called “5-5-5 recruitment” practice or by the repeated recruitment of staff for a short period of time. On the other hand, employers have more benefits and more costs; Costs that can be easily reduced by the use of contract work.