The Employers Confederation of the Philippine (ECOP) and the People Management of the Philippines (PMAP) recently entered into a joint commitment to ensure their member-companies do not engage in labor-only contracting, otherwise known as “endo.”
The joint commitment is embodied in the joint Labor Law Compliance Code for Employers signed last July 27 a the Dusit Thani Hote, signed by ECOP President Donald Dee and PMAP president Francis Rebustillo.
The signing ceremonies capped the joint membership meeting of the two groups.
Dee said that ECOP and PMAP will not allow ‘endo’ practices as these are violative of the security of tenure and secured by the Constitution, statute and jurisprudence
“It is the unequivocal, unwavering position of the ECOP and PMAP that all their members should be compliant to labor laws as well as rules and regulations and programs that afford protection and promote the welfare of the workers in the private sector,” Dee added.
Both groups expressed full support to initiatives by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to require all legitimate job contractors and outsourcing service providers to possess appropriate Certificate of Compliance (COC) and on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards to ensure full compliance with all applicable labor standards.
Member-companies will be given orientation and training in labor compliance in accordance with prevailing laws, rules and regulations.
ECOP and PMAP also agreed to police their own ranks to ensure faithful observance to labor laws.
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