Labor department orders to regularize over 7K PLDT employees final and executory

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Manila, Philippines -  As confirmed, the resolution of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the regularization of 7, 306 workers of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is now final and executory.

The motion for reconsideration filed by PLDT on the resolution was denied by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

The resolution was signed by Bello on April 24, he dismissed PLDT and its 35 contractors appeal for lack of merit while the four of its contractors’ appeal were granted.

The issued resolution by DOLE directs the company and its contractors to grant their employees the regular employment status and pay workers’ monetary benefits amounting to PHP51.6 million.

It was again reiterated by DOLE that contractors should “cease and desist from further engaging in contracting activities including Activeone Health Inc, Aremay Enterprise, BBS-VPN Allied Services Corporation Philippines, Best Options Assistance, Inc., Comworks Inc.; Consolidated Management Resources; Curo Teknika, Inc., and Diar’s Assistance, Inc.”

The same order was also given to the following contractors; El Grande Messengerial Services, Inc., Fastel Services Inc., Goodline Staffers and Allied Services, Inc., Implicare International Management Resources Inc., Information Professionals, Inc., Iplus Intelligent Network, Inc., JFM Installation and Telecom Services, Inc., LBP Service Corporation, MD Tambungui Specialists Inc., MG Exeo Network Inc., Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation, MIROF Resources Inc., Proserve Multi Resources Specialists Inc., Searchers and Staffers Corporation, Serveflex Inc., Sitefel Marketing, Software Laboratories, SPi CRM, Inc., Tejo Management Services, Inc., Transbio Incorporated, Trends and Technologies and Service Maintenance, Unison System Computer, Inc., Upsight Construction Inc., and We Support Inc.

Furthermore, DOLE regional directors were ordered to initiate the appropriate proceedings against violators based on the issued resolution.

In July 3, and 12 2017, the National Capital Region labor department has ordered PLDT and its contractors to regularize around 8000 contractual employees and settle PHP66 million unpaid benefits for those who were found to be engaged in labor-only contracting activities and those who violated general labor standards.

 Source: PNA

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