Japanese firms told to regularize workers

Date Posted: November 24th, 2017 11:44 AM

Two Japanese companies in Laguna and their contractors have been ordered to give regular employment status to their over 1,000 workers after they were found to be engaged in labor-only contracting activities, the regional office of the labor department in Southern Tagalog reported yesterday.

 

Based on compliance orders issued by DOLE Regional Office IV-A Director Zenaida Angara-Campita, the Terumo Philippines Corporation and its three contactors were directed to regularize 1,048 workers as its contractors do not have substantial capital and the employees use the principal’s equipment and tools in the performance of their outsourced services.

 

Other findings include the non-compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards with the contactors lacking with trained safety personnel. The principal do not also have the permit to operate heavy equipment, including crane, internal combustion engines, pressure vessel and power piping.

 

Meanwhile, the Toyo Seat Philippines Corporation and its 14 contractors were ordered to regularize 284 of their workers after being barred from engaging in labor-only contracting and subcontracting activities.

 

DOLE has also ordered the cancelation of the Certificate of Registrations of seven of its contractors and removed from the rosters of legitimate contractors.

 

The Terumo Philippines Corporation is a manufacturer of syringe and medical equipment while the Toyo Seat Philippines Corporation is an automotive interior parts related business, both employing thousands of Filipino workers.

 

END/Abegail De Vega

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