Do your country tolerate casual or contractual method in employment?
March 18, 2007 9:45pm CST
My country Philippines were so numb in employment. I don't know , I think very few company are taking regularization to contractual or casual emplyee after serving 3 or 6 momths. Department of labor here are not transparent and are waiting only for complain. They are not doing their jobs. If most of the worker here are regular employee and have a stable salary then this country is progressive. Workers are faithful to their employer if they are satisfied in salary.
19 Mar 07
Do you have any idea why this is happening? It used to be that employers in the Philippines hire personnel in the light of having them hired with a permanent status after 3 to six months of probation. Blame those strikes. Big companies have either shut down or took computerization as the option to be rid of the problems akin to worker strikes which is devastating to the income of the companies. Some years ago, even food chains were hiring personnel on permanent status. Those lucky ones who got hired before the practice of shedding personnel off after 3 to six months of service, are luckily holding high paying positions now. If those strikes did not hurt our economy so much, big companies would have been here in the Philippines until now doing business and have not opted to relocate in places like Malaysia, India, Indonesia and the like. Places where workers going on strike are unheard of. Johnson and Johnson used to be with us, where are they now? San Miguel Corporation used to have plenty of employees, have you heard that it is minimal now because they have gone into computerization of their operations? Coca-Cola used to be a huge employer giving benefits upon benefits to its employees, where has it gone to now? The Japanese Swallow Corporation moved out before it even started operations, why? Whatever happened to Wander Philippines? We can name so much more of those companies which have either moved out of this country or trimmed their personnel to be rid of the strikes problem. So, to the workforce of this counry, stop those strikes. Instead of fighting for a minimum wage law, fight for working under the auspices of a permanent status regardless of the hiring salary. If one is hired on a permanent status, the salary continuously goes up and in due time it is more than enough to meet the basic needs of the family. I was there, so I know. And a condition of employment like this, guarantees financial stability to employees after years of service.
20 Mar 07
Do the Politician has nothing to do about this? In my opinion, back to early 80's as William Lines the greatest luxury Liner in the Phil. was a great co. My father who is only elementary level was a regular employee and a Chief Cook of M/V Cebu City and other top vessel in William Lines. Now I once apply for casual for three months then but after that no more and re apply again other time. That time has no strikes but plenty of regular employee. After Ramos sit down for Presidency , I think something is changing, That was NSC shut down, Pinlay plywood factory in Colambugan shut down also. Maybe Cory did great governance and also Marcos. But this present admin has nothing to do to eliminate jobless and casual employee system.