Unionization of Employees of Contractors

ARE EMPLOYEES OF LEGITIMATE CONTRACTORS ENTITLED TO FORM OR JOIN LABOR UNIONS?

A contractual employee of a legitimate independent contractor is entitled to all the rights and privileges due a regular employee as provided in the Labor Code including the right to self-organization, collective bargaining and peaceful concerted action.25 But this right cannot be exercised and invoked against the principal but only against the independent contractor which employed them. Department Order No. 18-02, Series of 2002 (February 21, 2002)

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