23 bus companies fix wages of drivers, conductors

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm 

MANILA, July 18 –Twenty three bus companies have fixed the wages for their drivers and conductors in compliance with Department Order 118-12 of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

DOLE already issued Labor Standards Compliance Certificates (LSCC) to the 23 companies which operate 1,507 buses in their fleet, involving 1,913 drivers and 1,591 conductors.

"Many more bus firms are undergoing voluntary compliance and we issue the LSCCs the moment a bus company completes the simple process," said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said.

Baldoz said the DOLE continued to conduct inspection of bus companies to assess their compliance with the order and to provide them technical assistance on how to comply.

For bus companies not yet inspected, the DOLE will conduct an inspection to check their compliance with the order and validate the re-entry plans and their implementation.

Baldoz said she had directed National Capital Region director Allan Macaraya to expedite the issuance of LSCCs to bus companies.

The 23 bus companies issued LSCCs are:

Safeway Bus Lines Inc., Franvill Transit Inc., Victory Liner, Armi Josh Transport, Astroliner, Inc., Newman Gold Liner Inc., Paña Bus Liner, Luzon Bus, Inc., Original Transport Service & Multipurpose Cooperative, Everlasting Transport Co., Guardian Angels Bus Line Inc., Santrans Inc.;

Diamond Star Lines Corp., Shem Transport, Kelly Transport, Princess Youhan & Chrisa Transport, Viofel Transport, Inc., Universal Guiding Star Bus Line Corp., WLH, Don Mariano Transit Corp., Fermina Express Corp., Admiral Transport Corp., and Nova Auto Transport Inc.(PNA) RMA/jmc

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