VIRAC, Catanduanes, Aug. 2 (PIA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol regional office disclosed that a total of 330 contract workers were already voluntarily absorbed and regularized by one of the biggest firms based in the island province of Catanduanessince following the voluntary regularization cycle in October last year.
The Cua Group of Companies based here has released the final list of their additional 99 absorbed and regularized workers this July to add to their previously regularized 231-contractual employees last year.
“We’re getting continuous-positive results in our campaign to end “endo” (end-of-contract) and other "labor only" contracting practice in Bicol. We hope that this would continue,” DOLE Bicol regional director Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said.
“DOLE Catanduanes personally handed over to me during the TNK last July 24 the verified list of papers of additional regularized employees” DOLE Bicol assistant regional directo Rovelinda A. Dela Rosa meanwhile said.
The absorbed and regularized workers are working in the various businesses operated by the Cua’s such as the Powerzone Gasoline Station, Virac Sunrise Saver’s Supermart, VTC-ACC Corporation and ACC Hypermart.
DOLE Bicol however said that the time-line given by the office for voluntary regularization has already lapsed and companies still not adhering with the "endo" directives are now being issued a Compliance Orders.
“I believe that we have given our local establishments here opportune time to adhere with the "endo" directives. If still they did not follow, rest assured that we will be strictly implementing it by means of a compliance orders,” Trayvilla stressed. (MAL/RPE-DOLE/PIA5)