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POSITION PAPER ON THE WIN-WIN SOLUTION OF THE DTI, EMPLOYERS, AND DOLE ON THE ISSUE OF CONTRACTUALIZATION

Since the passage of the Labor Code in 1974 which allowed contracting and subcontracting under Articles 106-109, government regulation through the issuance of various department orders by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has failed to protect the workers from abuse and exploitation brought about by contracting and subcontracting. These Department Orders which were

JOBLESS GROWTH

The Social Weather Station (SWS) in its 2013 survey report released in 2014 that showed that the country’s unemployment ratio rose to 27.5 percent in 2013 despite the sustained growth of 7.2 percent in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In May 2014 the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that the Philippines posted the highest unemployment

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