Senator Imee Marcos said companies no longer have to put their workers on a floating status.
The Ilocos Norte politiko made the remark in reaction to the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Advisories 9 and 17 that allow companies to modify work arrangements and adjust wages and wage-related benefits for up to six months as remedial measures while community quarantines are in place.
“There is no more reason to put employees on floating status because we are now under GCQ in Metro Manila, where most call centers are located,” Marcos said.
“The business process outsourcing sector was already allowed to operate at full capacity even under a stricter quarantine level,” she added.
Marcos said DOLE should release a labor advisory that is fair to everyone.
“This would make for a labor advisory that is fair to all because it clarifies the status of both employee and employer,” she said.
“Employees will be informed of their work status at the soonest possible time, while companies can avail of a remedy to cut losses, if indeed business has suffered such low volume and has put the company in the red,” Marcos added.