The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) pledged to regularize 300,000 employees from its member companies by the end of this year.
Department of Labor and Employment(DoLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello said in a statement on Monday “I am glad to inform you that ECOP is committing 300,000 regular workers from their members by the end of the year.”
DoLE added that the employers group is already coming up with a plan and will partner with the labor department to implement it.
“This is a significant number which demonstrates the employers’ cooperation with the government,” Mr. Bello said.
Since the start of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term in 2016, 321, 964 workers were already regularized. — Gillian M. Cortez