Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel III vowed to have the proposed “endo” (end of contractualization) law the Senate’s priority measure on its May session following the issuance of the executive order prohibiting contracting or subcontracting labor practices.
“The law on endo will have priority once Congress resumes its session on May 15, 2018. Ending endo will empower our workers and improve their quality of life,” he said in a statement issued late Tuesday.
“For my part, I will make sure that a law on the matter will be passed as soon as possible to make the gains of workers permanent,” he added.
Senate Bill No. 1116 or the proposed End of Endo or Contractualization Act of 2016 seeks to amend the Labor Code of the Philippines, prohibiting labor-only and manpower contracting. It simplifies the classification of employees to regular and probationary and lists unfair labor practices in a contracting or subcontracting arrangement.
Its counterpart version at the House of Representatives was approved third and final reading last January 29. — Camille A. Aguinaldo