Thrust to uphold “end of endo”, Department of Labor and Employment – Mimaropa (DOLE) organized a Social Dialogue on Voluntary Regularization and Orientation on Other Related Labor Laws and Issuances (ORLLI) at Vencios Garden Hotel in Calapan City.
The program essentially aspires to increase awareness among employers and employees in private firms in the province in understanding the core of voluntary regularization as mandated by Labor Code.
Department Order No. 174 issued by DOLE commands the new set of guidelines to govern contracting and subcontracting arrangement simply clarifies which constitute to the labor-only contracting, which is outlawed. In addition, the legal mandate is an avenue for visitorial and inspectory power of the agency in securing the compliance of business organizations to the government regulations and applicable laws.
“This social dialogue is a mechanism to disseminate relevant laws and issuances of DOLE to turn into forum or seminar. It is a mechanism to resolve for possible conflict in the industry today“, expressed by Joel Gonzales, Regional Director of DOLE Mimaropa.
He added, “Of course, President Duterte’s flagship program is to end contractualization during his term. In businesses where task is necessary, there should be regular employees.”
In the forum, employers are persuaded to commit in the realization of voluntary regularization which will eventually benefit both the employer and employee. Regularization, by the record, promotes motivation and productivity among employees and incessantly a contributory maintenance in industrial peace.
Historically in 2018, DOLE Mimaropa reported substantial twelve thousand (12,000) visitorial reports and inspection to employers in the entire region with projected target of 9,000. This year, inspection is about 1,300 and has reached 85 percent of its target as of August.
“I encourage employers to be compliant on labor standards, especially with laws on City and Health, search and engage with DOLE. Uphold the right of the employees to receive appropriate wage and to employ in a safe and sound working condition.“ Gonzales said. (Lisabelle Carpio/PIAMimaropa)