6 months Bello cancels signing of agreement with ECOP amid threats of charges from labor groups MB
By Analou De Vera The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that it canceled the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), which could have resulted to the regularization of at least 220,000 employees. Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ PRESIDENTIAL FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the signing of MOU did not push through. “The signing did not push through. ECOP’s commitment for the regularization program is no more,” said Bello. Bello attributed the cancellation of the MOU signing to ... more