On Kentex fire anniv: Duterte urged to scrap policy on ‘endo’, voluntary labor compliance system

Non-compliance with fire safety and occupational health and safety laws of employers in the Philippines has led to tragedies in workplaces. In 2015, one of the biggest fire tragedies killed 72 workers of Kentex Manufacturing Inc., a slippers sweatshop in Valenzuela City.
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Labor advocates are urging presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte to scrap the labor department’s policy on contractualization and voluntary labor law compliance of companies on the anniversary of the Kentex factory fire in Valuenzuela City which claimed the lives of over 72 workers. Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) said “ending contractualization and the […]

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