Government workers held a protest today, Feb. 15 against the rising prices of staple goods and services, decrying that their salaries have remained low.
Federation of government employees unions COURAGE said the dismissal of 60 employees violated the constitutional and legal rights of government employees to security of tenure.
“We condemn the continuing lack of protective equipment, assurance of free testing and treatment among all public sector employees.”
“We are thankful that the Palace has come to its senses and heeded the call for compensation of the dangers faced by its public sector employees.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – President Duterte approved the granting of hazard pay for government employees who are on duty during the month-long enhanced community quarantine.…
“As lawmakers, we should not be served. We, as public servants, must serve the people.”
You don’t have to cry in front of me to let me know how painful it is that your mom and your father are both in jail. When you were still a child, you’ve been asking me why I can’t be like other ordinary moms, similar to the mothers of your classmates – they work 8am to 5pm, see their children off to school, attend PTA meetings, etc. I know now you understand why I’m not ordinary like them. It was even you who said I must have been a superwoman or Darna for doing all the things I did for the people while taking care of our family.
“It is sad because they are prioritizing the “squabble over the pork-laden budget” rather than ensuring that government is providing fast and reliable public services.”
At the Philippine General Hospital, patients have been increasing but employees have been decreasing, thereby affecting service delivery.
The bill proposes to provide security of tenure and civil service eligibility to all non-regular employees who are working continuously in any government agency for at least six months.
The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
“This is the handiwork of the Duterte regime using the same Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the paramilitary goons to terrorize and intimidate legitimate activists and unionists.”