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DOLE expects more regular Jollibee employees

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Fastfood giant Jollibee is expected to comply with the government’s order to regularize its workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the agency expects more regular employees after the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) ordered Jollibee last April 4 to fix the employment status of its more than 6,000 workers.

“On a nationwide basis, you can think of more than 10,000 to 50,000 considering the bulk of the employees of Jollibee,” ello said.

“The inspections has been going on and they’re now submitting their own report of the respective regional heads,” he added.

The homegrown fastfood chain was given 10 days to appeal the decision of DOLE-NCR Director Henry John Jalbuena.

“The decision of the regional director is appealable to me. We have a procedure for that,” Bello said.

“He has the authority. And if they question the regional director, then they can appeal to me. But, definitely our directors are empowered to do that,” he said.

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