Duterte To Sign EO VS Endo
Ringo | On 02, May 2017
During the election campaign last year, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to end the contractualization.
“I stand firm in my conviction to stop ‘endo.’ Workers have right to security of tenure. To this end, I will create an executive order directing strict provisions against ‘endo,'” said Duterte in a talk during the Labor Day celebration.
Before his speech, Duterte had a meeting with labor leaders where he asked them to draft a new EO against the malpractice. He also promised to review existing policies against the abuse.
“He is going to issue an executive order to review DO (Department Order) 174 and asked labor leaders to propose a draft for a new order against contractualization that he will consider,” said Federation of Free Workers president Sonny Matula.
Duterte will also hire more labor inspectors. He will also give the power to trade unions the ability to inspection against the abusive employers.
As offering to the labor groups, Duterte promised to ratify International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 151, which will give Filipinos the right to form labor unions.