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KMU calls DoLE Order 168 ‘junk’

THE National Labor Center-Kilusang Mayo Uno called for the junking of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Department Order 168, which sets new guidelines on labor contractualization.

The group claimed it will not end contractualization “but would only serve to legitimize the rampant contractual employment schemes in the country.”

“This is a betrayal of Filipino workers’ demand to end all forms of contractualization, which President Duterte promised to heed,” said Jerome Adonis, KMU secretary general.

The labor leader rejected the new DO’s policy of regularization through service providers, calling it “a cheap-trick to make capitalists’ violations of workers’ rights acceptable.”

Topics: National Labor Center-Kilusang Mayo Uno , KMU , Department of Labor and Employment , DoLE , Department Order 168 , labor contractualization

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