Ateneo de Davao University, an erstwhile client of Blue Collar Manpower Services, is being linked to a conflict that has been brewing between Blue Collar’s management and its employees.

It is inappropriate to claim that the Ateneo is involved in this controversy. Ateneo’s contract, which has long expired, lies with the agency and not with the Blue Collar personnel who are under Blue Collar management.

Parties are free to enter and rescind contracts when conditions are no longer favorable to them. This should not be seen as an affront to the personnel of Blue Collar who ought to air their grievances against their employer.

The University empathizes with them, but it reiterates its stand that these personnel are employees of Blue Collar Manpower Services.