Duterte is preparing to sign an executive order that prohibits labour-only contracting in the Philippines
Labour-only contracting will be more broadly prohibited in the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte about to sign an executive order that has been drafted by labour groups and concurred in by management representatives.
Department of Labour and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello said Tuesday that the order will cover a wide range of industries and enterprises across the country.
“We are waiting for the meeting of the labour sector with the President anytime this week or next week,” Bello said at a forum.
In a July 2016 advisory prohibiting labour-only contracting, the department defined the practice as “an arrangement where the contractor or sub-contractor merely recruits, supplies or places workers to perform a job, work or service for a principal.”
Labour-only contracting has the following elements: