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Samsung Philippines Official Statement on alleged piracy of 700 TSI employees

Copied Verbatim from Samsung PH PR

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Employees of Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. (SEPCO), a division of Samsung Electronics, are facing charges of syndicated and large-scale illegal recruitment involving economic sabotage, estafa and theft filed by manpower agency Temps & Staffers Inc. (TSI). The charges stemmed from the alleged “piracy” of 700 of TSI’s employees by SEPCO.

SEPCO is engaged in the marketing and distribution of Samsung brand electronic products. It is not in the business of manpower recruitment of promo-merchandisers who are assigned to sell Samsung products to consumers as support to accredited Samsung dealers nationwide. SEPCO contracts third-party manpower agencies to supply the promo-merchandisers, which clearly constitutes no employer-employee relationship between SEPCO and the promo-merchandisers. At present, SEPCO engages the services of five (5) Filipino-owned manpower agencies to meet its requirements.

There is no truth to the allegation of “piracy”, as mentioned in newspaper articles. The contracts between TSI and its promo merchandisers is co-terminus with TSI’s contract with SEPCO. As early as June 13, 2010, TSI served termination notices to their promo-merchandisers effective June 30, 2010. Given this, the affected promo-merchandisers decided on their own whether to wait for a new job contract from TSI or seek employment elsewhere.

Samsung Electronics is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen in the Philippines. We conduct our operations in accordance with international labor standards and we maintain a rigorous compliance program.

Respect for our employees is one of our key business principles. We will provide them with our full legal support and assistance to clarify this matter.

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11 Comments

  • Lahat ng inilibas ng ads ni Temps about SEPCo all not true. They just making it looks worse in the eye of everybody.

  • Kung hindi totoo bakit ngaun lang naglabas ng statement ang Samsung…siguro nag-isip pa sila ang alibi. Worse naman talaga sila lalo na ung mga products nila.

  • @butsokoy, samsung ba nagturo sa yo mag-english? umayos kayour grammar looks worse in the eye of everybody.

  • “…which clearly constitutes no employer-employee relationship between SEPCO and the promo-merchandisers…”

    “…Respect for our employees is one of our key business principles. We will provide them with our full legal support and assistance to clarify this matter…”

    contradiction at its finest.;p
    The case wont be honored by DOJ if these weren’t true, just sayin’

  • kng aku lng Sa sepco umamin nko,kng sbagay nka2hya nga nman,mahya nman ang sepco.,kng meron kaung guz2ng malaman kaung nag co2ment comment lng kau sa2got ako,go tsi bgyan ng leksyon ang sepco.

  • 22o lahat ng cnasav ng tsi agaist sepco.mpa2 2nyan ku yan,kc 1 ako dtng promoter ng sepco,d ako nag pa absorb sa bgong agency.kc panget na ung pma2lakad,,ska walang karapatan ang sepco na pamigay ung mga info.nming promoter,ung ibang promoter kc natakot na mwalan ng work kya,bumaligtad cla,pti tsi na ngbgay ng work sa knila,knalaban,.hay umamin kna kc sepco.mahya ka naman

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