DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize about 6,500 workers | Inquirer Business

DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize about 6,500 workers

Fast food giant, contractors also told to refund workers at least P19.5M for ‘illegally collected payments’
By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 01:58 PM April 04, 2018

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has ordered Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to regularize nearly 6,500 of its workers.

“In a report to Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, DOLE National Capital Region Director Henry John Jalbuena said his office has ordered JFC to regularize 6,482 workers deployed by its 2 contractors,” the Dole said in a statement on Wednesday.

The agency also directed the country’s fast food giant to refund “illegally collected payments to 426 affected workers in the amount of P15,432,305.00 for Coop Share, Coop Christmas Party Paluwagan Fund, and Coop Savings Fund.”


Moreover, Dole ordered five of JFC’s contractors to return “unlawful wage deductions, bonds, donations, shares and other illegal payment collections to 412 affected workers with a total amount of P4,137,158.15.”


The Dole said it would continue inspections of popular food chains in the country in line with its crackdown against illegal work contractualization practices. is trying to reach JFC for its side on this issue. /kga

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