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Security agency ni Calida, lumabag sa labor standards – labor group

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Kinondena ng Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) ang Vigilant Security Agency na pag-aari ng pamilya ni Solicitor General Jose Calida dahil sa hindi diumano pag-remit nito ng buwanang kontribusyon ng kanilang mga kawani sa Social Security System (SSS).

“It is the moral and legal obligation of the Vigilant Security Agency as principal employer to ensure that all its employees’ monthly SSS deductions are remitted to the system in time so that in case these employees get into financial trouble, they would be able to borrow and tide things over,” pahayag ni Alan Tanjusay, spokesman ng ALU-TUCP.

:The timely and faithful payments of SSS are also crucial safety net protection when their employees reached retirement age,” dagdag pa nito.

Ang security agency ng pamilya Calida ay may multimillion-pesos contracts sa ilang agensiya ng gobyerno. Bagama’t nagbitiw si Calida bilang chairman at president ng kanilang kumpanya, meron pa rin itong 60 porsiyentong share dito.

“We urged the SSS to begin a motu propio proceedings on Vigilant Security Agency for non-payment of SSS premiums of all its employees and make the agency retroactively pay for the non-compliance to a very important aspect of the general labor standards,” sabi ni Tanjusay.

Kung hindi nagbabayad ng month premium obligations ang security agency ni Calida, posible din umanong hindi ri umano nagre-remit ng buwan kontribusyon ng kanilang mga kawani sa Pag-Ibig at PhilHealth.

“We also call the attention of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to initiate a labor inspection proceeding on Vigilant Security Agency to ensure that the establishment complies with all the other general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards for all its employees,” sabi ni Tanjusay.

“The VSA is no sacred cow. The rule of law must be applied to all establishments including VSA to ensure that all its employees are protected,” dagdag pa nito.

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