SM commits to regularize 10,000 workers this year: Bello

  • Page Views 1092
  • SM has committed to regularize 10,000 employees this year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday.

    The country’s largest mall operator “committed” to regularize 5,000 workers in the first semester and another 5,000 in the second semester, Bello told ANC’s Headstart

    Most of the workers who will be regularized are sales clerks, he said.

    A 2016 inspection of the Department of Labor and Employment in SM stores in Metro Manila found that only 34,210 out of the company’s 67,248 employees had regular status.

    The other 18,720 workers were on probationary status, while 14,318 others were classified as “seasonal” workers, DOLE findings showed.

    Bello said in the same ANC interview that contractualization could be allowed for seasonal or project-based work, such as Christmas when malls like SM need additional sales staff.

    The company, owned by the country’s wealthiest man Henry Sy, has 57 malls nationwide.

    President Rodrigo Duterte, during his State of the Nation Address last Monday, urged Congress to pass a law that would “once and for all” end illegal contractualization.

    (abs-cbn news)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Nathan Longchallon
      18 September 2020
      3 days ago No comment

      Missing Man in Burnaby: Nathan Longchallon, 26

      The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Nathan Longchallon. Nathan was last seen walking north bound on Patterson Avenue near Victory Street in Burnaby at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Nathan is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slender build, ...

    • 17 September 2020
      4 days ago No comment

      B.C. election looms, while chance of federal election lessens

      B.C.’s next provincial election is scheduled to happen on October 16, 2021. But it could take place earlier if the B.C. NDP government of Premier John Horgan decides to call an election earlier. Or if the Horgan government loses the confidence of the legislative assembly. By many indications, Horgan ...

    • 17 September 2020
      4 days ago No comment

      Dr. Theresa Tam’s update on COVID-19 

      Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement: “There have been 138,803 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,188 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across ...

    • 17 September 2020
      4 days ago No comment

      Prime Minister announces next steps for Safe Restart Agreement

      As we move into the fall and the world continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada remains focused on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure they have the supports needed during this global health and economic crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin ...

    • 17 September 2020
      4 days ago No comment

      Amal Clooney urges PH to protect press freedom, honor international commitments

      International human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney on Tuesday urged the Philippine government to protect the free press and honor its international commitments on human rights. Speaking before Philippine business leaders in an online forum, Clooney said, “if you want to have a functioning democracy, protect the press. To protect ...

    %d bloggers like this: