DOLE eyes complaints hotline for workers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 02 2016 02:21 PM | Updated as of Aug 02 2016 03:37 PM

DOLE Sec. Silvestre Bello

MANILA (UPDATED/CORRECTED) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is hammering out plans for a hotline dedicated to receiving complaints from Filipino workers.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has instructed the heads of DOLE regional offices to set-up hotlines for entertaining workers' concerns.

DOLE aims to launch the project by August 15.

In an administrative order, Bello also envisioned the hotline to address overseas Filipino worker (OFW) issues and questions on labor laws, minimum wage and employment benefits.

DOLE also hopes to prevent violations of workers' rights through the hotline.

Malacañang and the national police have launched their respective hotlines for public complaints and emergency calls on Monday. -- Report from Dennis Datu, DZMM

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