Jollibee says all of its workers are regular

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 03 2018 10:00 AM | Updated as of Jul 03 2018 11:21 AM

Customers line up at a Jollibee store. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA -- Jollibee Foods Corp said Tuesday all its employees are regular, regardless of how they were hired.

The country's largest fast food operator said its employees have security of tenure, proper wages and benefits, including 13th month pay, paid leaves and health insurance.

"JFC is compliant with labor laws and regulations. All of our workers are regular -- either through direct hiring or DOLE-licensed service providers," it told the stock exchange.

In April, the Department of Labor and Employment directed Jollibee and its subsidiary, Burger King, to regularize about 7,000 workers.

In May, the DOLE said Jollibee and PLDT Inc were among 20 companies that were suspected to be engaged in labor-only contracting.