DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize over 6000 workers

(Eagle News) — The Department of Labor and Employment has directed Jollibee to regularize over 6000 of its workers.

In a statement, DOLE said the order to regularize 6482 workers deployed by Jollibee Foods Corporation’s two contractors was made by  DOLE National Capital Region Director Henry John Jalbuena.

DOLE said JFC was also directed to “refund illegally collected payments to 426 affected workers in the amount of P15,432,305.00 for Coop Share, Coop Party Paluwagan Fund, and Coop Savings Fund.”

“In addition, 5 of its contractors were also ordered to return unlawful wage deductions, bonds, donations, shares and other illegal payment collections to 412 affected workers with a total amount of P4,137,158.15,” DOLE said.

According to the labor department, “leading the list of liable contractors are Citiwide Basic Commodities and Manpower Services, Inc. with total financial obligation of P1,853,578.00 to 40 workers for refund on cash bond for motorcycle rentals, and unpaid service incentive leaves and holiday pay.”

It said Generation One Resource Service and Multi-Purpose Cooperative was also ordered to “refund share capital, cooperative shares, membership fees, damayan fund, and compensate the unpaid holiday pay earnings of 287 workers with a total amount of P1,180,363.15.”

“Collected COOP Shares and uniform costs were also directed returned to 24 workers with a total amount of P440,300 by the Integral Care Formation Service Cooperative while a total of P464,012.00 was ordered to be refunded to 47 workers of Toptrend Service Corporation for motorcycle rentals. The compliance order also accounts MetroGuards Security Agency Corporation to return donations and reimburse unpaid holiday pay earnings of 14 workers amounting to P199,905.00,” the labor department said.

Other fastfood chains

According to DOLE, apart from JFC, it has  ordered Burger King to “regularize 704 workers deployed by its 3 contractors.”

The department said it has also set schedules for inspections of McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken branches “to ensure their compliance with labor laws.”

“Last month, a mandatory conference was conducted by the DOLE Makati and Pasay Field Offices with the management of Chowking with succeeding dialogues set this month. Another mandatory conference with the management of Mang Inasal foods is also set with the Quezon City Field Office,” DOLE said.