Guidelines for Delivery App, Riders, Customers and Vendors to Be Released by DOLE
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) would issue guidelines for delivery app, riders, customers and vendors.
DOLE Chief Silvestre Bello III said that the agency will release an advisory covering the novel business arrangement involving the flow-chart of delivery companies. It is not an ordinary employer-employee relationship but it involves four parties.
The agency would start to implement a new system wherein no one could tell who is the employer and who were the employees. The department would release the guidelines to give further details regarding the system,
“Gagawa kami ng guidance o advisory kung paano ang patakaran nitong klaseng negosyo kasi hindi mo malaman kung sino employer. Sino ba ang employer at sino ang employee? Sa America, sabi nila ang mga riders employee. Meron din kagaya ng France, Spain, Germany hindi yan mga employees, contractuals yan. Kaya ito bagong-bagong sistema dito at gagawa kami talaga ng advisory o guidance para matiyak natin na maayos,” Bello said.
The announcement came after Food Panda in Davao City suspends delivery riders for 10 years after protesting against the payment scheme. The 10-year suspension is almost similar to job termination.
However, Bello said that the riders and DOLE would meet on July 26 to resolve the matter and to come up with a decision.
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