PH gov’t orders Burger King to regularize workers
The government has ordered the operator of local Burger King chains to regularize its 704 workers after finding out that at least 44 of its stores violated rules on contractualization.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued on March 28 a directive to Perf Restaurants, Inc., which holds the Philippine franchise for Burger King, to grant workers in its Metro Manila branches a regular employment status, a Manila Times report showed.
DoLE particularly directed Perf Restaurants and its contractors to immediately issue appointment letters and payroll receipts that would effectively regularize employees.
Results of the agency’s probe earlier show that one of the company’s five contractors, Fusion Integrated Service Cooperative, provided contracts to workers sans the indication of their employment period, a scheme that deprives workers the security of tenure.