Most of these companies are hotels, resorts and restaurants as well as those engaged in wholesale and retail business in Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Iloilo, Capiz and Antique.
There were additional companies in Boracay which have committed to regularize their workers anytime within this month.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 OIC-Regional Director Salome O. Siaton said this accomplishment represents only about 43 per cent of the Region’s target of 1,738 but she was positive that this target for the first six months of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration will be achieved by end of December 2016.
The DOLE 6 continuously conducts consultation or orientation on ENDO and contracting or subcontracting work arrangements as strategy in raising the employers’ awareness on these issues and to elicit their support to end the prohibited work practices. It was noted that this strategy has improved the number of companies in the region which have regularized their workers.
It has so far conducted 12 consultations/orientations in Iloilo, Antique, Aklan and Capiz which were attended by more than 1,200 employers or management representatives.
The latest one was conducted in Baracay, Malay, Aklan last November 4, 2016 with Undersecretary Dominador “Ding” R. Say as a resource speaker. Said activity was attended by a total of 301 participants.
DOLE Undersecretary Dominador “Ding” R. Say shares light moments with the participants in Boracay, Malay, Aklan during the consultation on ENDO and Contracting and Sub-contracting Work Arrangement
Meanwhile, two more orientations on ENDO and contracting and subcontracting work arrangements are set to be held on November 22, 2016 in Iloilo City and Guimaras Province.
Siaton is expecting to gather more than 300 employers and/or management representatives for this activity which could result to the regularization of hundreds of workers in these areas.