outbrain
Close  

Digitel labor case settled

/ 05:05 AM August 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) has upheld the validity of Digitel Telecommunications’ redundancy program, Digitel owner Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. said in a statement.

The NLRC resolution issued this week puts to rest the labor dispute between Digitel, operator of Sun Cellular, and a group of complainants in the Digitel Employees Union (DEU), which questioned the Digitel redundancy program carried out in early 2013.

ADVERTISEMENT

With the NLRC resolution, these 86 remaining DEU group members are now entitled to separation benefits from the redundancy program.

The NLRC resolution also confirmed the findings in the NLRC’s March 18, 2014, decision that the Digitel telecommunications network had reached its “end of life” stage, and that it was financially impossible for Digitel to have upgraded and modernized its network—leading to the migration of Digitel subscribers to PLDT.

FEATURED STORIES

Subscribe to Inquirer Business Newsletter
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Digitel, Digitel Employees Union, Labor, telecom, Telecommunications, workers’ union
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.