When in the past union workers would gather in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), it would always be to protest some anti-labor policy or denounce the officials of the department.
So it comes as a surprise – and a welcome relief – that a rally was recently held at the DOLE head office in Intramuros to thank Secretary Silvestre Bello and Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod for their support of the PLDT workers.
According to a post by Eon Sebasteian Tenorio on the Mindavote Community page, the PLDT workers appreciated Bello and Maglunsod’s genuine concern for their welfare particularly on the issue of contractualization.
“Kami (MKP) po ay nagtipon tipon sa harap ng DOLE para po magpasalamat kay sec. Bello at usec. Maglunsod dahil sa kanilang malasakit sa mga manggagawa ng pldt…ang aming kahilingan NA DAPAT IREGULAR LAHAT NG CONTRACTUAL NG PLDT na mahabang panahon ng pinag sasamantalahan ng mga na mumuno sa pldt….ANG AMING KAHILINGAN AY SANA IPATUPAD NA ANG AGARANG PAG REREGULAR NG MGA EMPLEYADO NG PLDT…maraming salamat po.”