Ending ENDO may remain a dream
Labor NGO saddened over Malacañang’s statement on ENDO
MANILA - The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) today said they are dismayed and saddened by the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest appointee, former Congressman Jacinto “Jing” Paras, currently the Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs that ending the “end of contract” known as ENDO is no longer the government’s priority.
Speaking at the regular Malacañang briefing, Atty. Paras said putting an end to the ENDO scheme is no longer the priority of the Duterte administration which has entered its final days.
EILER, in a statement said the statement of Atty. Paras, manifests the government’s inaction to end contractualization.
EILER executive director Ms. Rochelle Porras, EILER Executive Director, said they are saddened by the fact there are millions of contractual workers across the country.
The labor NGO said three out of 5 workers are contractual workers. Contractualization deprives workers of the needed social protection and they remain vulnerable to abuse.
“There are workers in precarious conditions and many more are affected by labor flexibilization during the pandemic. The number of part-time workers increased by a million while those in full-time work decreased. (Melo M. Acuña)
Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Jacinto Paras. (Screen grab from Presidential Press Briefing earlier today.