Tuesday, October 4, 2016
"MANPOWER" CO-OPS SUSPENDED
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has suspended the operations of six manpower companies, which reportedly have been supplying big commercial firms, including malls, with "endo" (end of contract) workers.
In a press report, four (4) of these companies mentioned reportedly are cooperatives, namely: Global Skills Multi-Purpose Cooperative; HD Manpower Services Cooperative; Worktrusted Manpower Cooperative; and Excellent Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
The other companies indentified by Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello are DCMM Manpower Services, and JD Manpower Services.
"In the interest of the workers, I have issued a cease-and-desist order, which is a form of suspension, against the said companies found violating rules on contractualization and other labor regulations," Bello said in the news report.
With the suspension order, Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said the six companies are prohibited from hiring additional workers and are barred from operating as manpower services or supplying companies with contractual workers, according to the report. (END).
COMMENTS: As cooperatives are registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), the question is what is CDA doing about this?
(Based/reposted from: "6 firms barred from supplying endo workers," By Mayen Jaymalin, Philippine Star, Oct 5, 2016)