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)