The Congress-approved Senate version does not prohibit fixed-term and multi-layered contracting as demanded by workers. Its provision on penalties and fines on employers and agencies engaged in illegal labor-only contracting is weak.
Insecure job tenure perpetuates poverty and exploitation.
“Workers’ basic needs are being neglected; workers’ basic rights are being violated; and workers’ dignity is being attacked.”
“They do not even have to promise. They just need to do what is just and right.”
“Wages take decades to adjust but the prices of Meralco, gas, water, increase often, just like that.” – Kadamay-NCR
“From contract to contract, an untenured worker is threatened with unemployment and hence is forced to surrender entitlements labor have fought for and won in its long history of arduous struggle…”
The word “Endo,” short for “end of contract,” was declared in “Sawikaan 2014: Pagpili ng Salita ng Taon” as word of the year. This word leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of Filipino workers whose various groups united to protest the incidences of “Endo” on Oct. 7, world day for decent work.
Intensifying contractualization and implementing the two-tier wage system are the two main schemes being availed by the government and employers today to press or cut down wages. – Elmer “Bong” Labog, chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno
Maliban sa Endo (2007) na ukol sa kabataang subkontrakwal na manggagawa at sa My Fake American Accent (2008), walang presensya ang paggawa sa maigsing kasaysayan ng Cinemalaya. At ngayong iniisip ko, tila wala rin namang substansyal na papel ang paggawa sa indie film movement sa kabuuan.