Security of Tenure bill may result in job loss

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Posted at Jul 22 2019 10:31 AM

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MANILA – The Security of Tenure Bill, which aims to protect workers’ rights by ending labor-only contracting, may result to job losses, a business group said Monday.

Some groups opposed the measure due to the ambiguities such as the definition of labor-only contracting.

A worker stands near a brick wall of a school buiilding at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman Quezon City on July 19, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

“Making that a law is like shooting ourselves in the foot because no other countries do that. Especially us who needs jobs, trying to push investments and job creation and we know a lot of jobs will be lost,” Employers Confederation of the Philippines president Segio Ortiz-Luis told ANC. 

ECOP chairman Edgardo Lacson earlier said President Rodrigo Duterte should veto the “anti-poor” and anti-constitutional” measure.