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Contractual Sumifru workers decry endo in Socio-hosted forum

Contractual Sumifru workers decry endo in Socio-hosted forum

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES WORKERS from Sumifru, a Japanese fresh fruits exporting corporation, recounted their struggles with contractualization and unhealthy working conditions in a forum co-hosted by the UST Sociological Society (USTSS) on Monday. Plantation worker Maria Fe Juson said some of her peers have worked for Sumifru for more than 20 years but have not received benefits and only got their daily salaries increased to 365 pesos after staging a strike. "Even na may desisyon na 'yung Korte Suprema na kami na ‘yung kikilalanin na legitimate workers ng kumpanya, nag-file pa sila (management) ng motion for reconsideration," she said. End of contract or “endo” contractualization is an employment practice where workers are temporarily hired for less than six months for t...