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2 Japanese firms ordered to regularize 1,000+ workers

Nov 25, 2017 @ 13:00

The Department of Labor and Employment has ordered two Japanese companies in Laguna and their contractors to regularize more than 1,000 workers, after finding them engaged in labor-only contracting activities.

DOLE Regional Office IV-A Director Zenaida Campita directed Terumo Philippines Corp. and its three contractors to give regular employment status to 1,048 workers.

Also, the DOLE found non-compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Standards as the contactors were lacking with trained safety personnel (https://www.dole.gov.ph/ro_polo_updates/view/1459).

It found as well that the principal did not have the permit to operate heavy equipment such as crane, internal combustion engines, pressure vessel and power piping.

Terumo Philippines Corp. makes syringes and medical equipment.

Meanwhile, the DOLE ordered Toyo Seat Philippines Corp. and its 14 contractors to regularize 284 workers, and barred them from engaging in labor-only contracting and subcontracting activities.

It also ordered the cancellation of the Certificate of Registrations of seven of its contractors and had them removed from the rosters of legitimate contractors.

Toyo Seat Philippines Corp. is an automotive interior parts related business.

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