The country’s economic gains must lead to the creation of "more high-paying jobs," Senator Sonny Angara said on Friday.
Senate Committee on Labor and Employment
After three Congresses, the proposed bill strengthening employers’ compliance with occupational safety and health standards (OSHS) is now “closer to becoming a law.”
The task is great and the struggle is "uphill" in ensuring fair labor practices for Filipino workers here and those toiling overseas.
Senator Joel Villanueva believes that there should still be a clear directive from the Executive department on the national policy on contractualization which would be helpful to expedite the process of ending "endo."
The Senate on Thursday passed on second reading a proposed measure amending the 41-year old Labor Code of the Philippines which, at present, does not impose fines on companies which violate occupational health and safety standards.
Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday urged the government to address the issue of contractualization among its agencies.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday said the anti contractualization measure cannot be “one size fits” all in all business.
Senator Risa Hontiveros is optimistic that the passage of House Bill 6908 banning contractualization in the workplace would serve as an “inspiration” for the Senate to pass its own version of the said bill.