DOLE orders regularization of 7,306 PLDT employees

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize its 7,306 workers after the resolution concerning the matter was declared final and executory.

The said order came shortly after DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III denied PLDT’s motion regarding the resolution made on January 10, 2018, mandating the company as well as its contractors to give their workers regular employment status and grant monetary benefits of PhP 51.6 million.

The labor department further detailed that Bello disregarded PLDT and its 35 contractors’ appeal for lack of merit. The said resolution related to this was signed on April 24.

Among the labor-only contractors directed to “cease and desist” include Activeone Health Inc, Aremay Enterprise, BBS-VPN Allied Services Corporation Philippines, Best Options Assistance, Inc., Comworks Inc.; Consolidated Management Resources; Curo Teknika, Inc., and Diar’s Assistance, Inc.

The labor department said the same directive applies to El Grande Messengerial Services, Inc., Fastel Services Inc., Goodline Staffers and Allied Services, Inc., Implicare International Management Resources Inc., Information Professionals, Inc., Iplus Intelligent Network, Inc., JFM Installation and Telecom Services, Inc., LBP Service Corporation, MD Tambungui Specialists Inc., MG Exeo Network Inc., Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation, MIROF Resources Inc., Proserve Multi Resources Specialists Inc., Searchers and Staffers Corporation, Serveflex Inc., Sitefel Marketing, Software Laboratories, SPi CRM, Inc., Tejo Management Services, Inc., Transbio Incorporated, Trends and Technologies and Service Maintenance, Unison System Computer, Inc., Upsight Construction Inc., and We Support Inc.

“Regional Directors were ordered to initiate the appropriate proceedings against erring contractors based on the issued resolution,” the labor department said.

“The officers of the said contractors are prohibited from operating a contracting business,” it added.

Meanwhile, DOLE also recognized legitimacy of contractors namely Customer Frontline Solutions Inc., Pro Tek Telecoms Support Inc., SL Temps; St. Clair Security and Investigation Inc., and Trigold Security & Investigation Agency Incorporated.

Contractors Digital Solution and Services, Inc., El Grande Messengerial Services, Inc., MG Exeo Network Inc., MIROF Resources Inc., Pointman Placement Specialist, and Searchers and Staffers Corporation were also spared as they have settled unpaid monetary claims to their employees.