“Bida ang saya” for Jollibee employees, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered the fast food chain to regularize around 6,000 workers in its bid to crack down on labor contractualization.
The government agency said on April 4, 2018 that 6,482 workers deployed by two Jollibee contractors must be regularized. The DOLE also ordered Burger King to regularize 704 workers from three contractors.
Burger King’s master franchise in the Philippines is held by Jollibee.
Meanwhile, Jollibee said that it would appeal the DOLE order. The fast food company also added that it was “committed to complying with the law” as well as the new department guidelines on labor contractualization.
Shares of Jollibee slid to P293, a 0.94 percent decline, in late trading after DOLE announced its order.
The labor department said it set dialogues with officials from other Jollibee brands, Chowking and Mang Inasal, as well.
Furthermore, the DOLE said it would soon inspect KFC and McDonald’s for labor law compliance.
via ABS-CBN News