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Employers worried over pending bills

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines expressed concerns over certain provisions of 25 measures pending at the House of Representatives that tackle the issues of contractualization and security of tenure. 

Ecop’s technical working committee recently met to firm up the association’s position over “questionable or objectionable prescriptions” in some of these House bills pending deliberation before the House committee on labor and employment.

Ecop said it was currently drafting an “employer’s version” of the bill on contractualization and security of tenure to be submitted to the committee upon the request of committee chair Randolph Ting. 

The organization listed at least 10 provisions contained in these bills that it claimed contradicted “fundamental legal principles governing these two issues.” 

Among these bills is House Bill No. 55 prohibiting the principal from engaging subcontracted employees in excess of 20 percent of the principal’s total workforce. The group objected to the bill as constituting “undue interference in management prerogative and best business judgment to contract or outsource jobs based on its constitutional right and freedom to contract.” 

Topics: Employers Confederation of the Philippines , House of Representatives , Pending bills , Contractualization
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