Group opposes PH Labor Code amendments

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The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) expressed opposition against more than two dozen House bills that seek to amend the provisions of the Labor Code on security of tenure and contractualization. The group cited that some provisions of the House bills filed allow only contractual arrangements which are “not usually necessary or desirable, or directly related to the usual business of the principal” and would totally prohibit any form of contracting or outsourcing. ECOP underscored that implications of such prescription to employers is that they can no longer contract out janitorial, security, messengerial and even higher forms of contracting and outsourcing involving business processes and manufacturing.