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Ending endo: 2 Bicol firms lead the way

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Following the expressed desire of the Duterte administration to end “endo” or the practice of labor contracting, 2 Bicol companies beat bigger firms in veering awat from the anti-worker employment trend by absorbing their short-term employees.

Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla, officer-in-charge and regional director of the DoLE-Bicol echoed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III when she lauded the decision of Hotel St. Ellis in Legazpi City, Stance Sales and Distribution in Naga City and their manpower provider, Personnel Solutions, citing the department’s recent directive to regional offices to encourage outfits to observe the right to security of tenure of workers at their employ.

“We thank these firms for positively answering our call to absorb contractual employees. We are positive that more establishments in the region will follow suit,” said Atty. Perida-Trayvilla.

“Five former agency-based employees are now enjoying permanent direct hire status, two for Hotel St. Ellis and three for Stance Sales and Distribution, and more regularization is coming,” the DOLE- Bicol acting chief said.

In May this year, 22 short-term workers were also absorbed by Casureco IV after a successful Single Entry Approach proceedings in the regional office.

“We want other establishments here in Bicol to look up to Casureco IV, Hotel St. Ellis and Stance Distribution. If these companies can make it happen, then others can, too,” Trayvilla said.