Jollibee tops contract labor violators
Fast-food giant Jollibee Food Corp. tops the list of companies that engage and allegedly engaged in labor-only contracting, a report released by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) showed.
In its Labor Advisory No. 10 Series of 2016, DOLE defined labor-only contracting as “an arrangement where the contractor or subcontractor merely recruits, supplies, or places workers to perform a job, work, or service for a principal.”
According to DOLE, JFC has the most number of employees on a contractual basis with 14, 960, followed by Pangilianan-led Philippine Long Distance Telephone with 8,310 and Philsaga, Mining Corporation with 6,524.
Other companies that engage in such practice were General Tuna Corporation (5,216); Sumi Philippines Wiring Systems Corporation (4,305); Franklin Baker Inc. (3,400); Pilipinas Kyohritsu, Inc. (3,161); Furukawa Automotive Systems Phil., Inc (2,863); Magnolia Inc. (2,284); KCC Property Holdings, Inc. (1,802); Sumifru Philippines, Corp. (1,687); and Hinatuan Mining Corporation (1,673).
KCC Mall de Zamboanga (1,598), Brother Industries (Philippines) Inc. (1,582), Philippine Airlines & PAL Express (1,483), Nidec Precision Philippines Corporation (1,400), Peter Paul Phil. Corporation (1,362), Dolefill Upper Valley Operations (1,183), and DOLE-Stanfilco (1,131) were also in the Top 20.
DOLE Secretary Silvestre said that 99,526 out of more than 900,000 companies have been inspected by the department since June 2016. Of the total inspected firms, some 3,377 has a workforce under labor-only contracting scheme.
The DOLE chief noted that that as of May 11, 2018, 176,286 workers have been regularized by their companies.
Meanwhile, SM Malls, the company owned by the Sy Family, was not included in the list.