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VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) justified its payment of P2.11 million to personnel not physically reporting to work during the pandemic as a humanitarian move for those who were quarantined after contracting COVID-19 during their duty days. The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged this expense in their 2020 […] The post VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 20th, 2021

Manila allots P151 million for workers’ hazard pay

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed on Monday an ordinance allocating a budget of P151 million for the hazard pay of city government workers who physically reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

DOLE probes firms with ‘no vaccine, no work’ policy

Some companies allegedly preventing their unvaccinated workers from reporting to the workplace are now under investigation by the Department of Labor and Employment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal

MANILA, Philippines — It would be illegal for employers to stop their workers from reporting to work because they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Saturday. Bello said the Department of Labor and Employment had not received any complaint about a company or employer implementing a “no vaccine, […] The post Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

MIAA prepares for operations under MECQ

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Monday, Aug. 3 met with key officers to prepare for operations under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) which will start on August 4 up to August 18 in the National Capital Region, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal and Cavite. Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal Pursuant to existing IATF Omnibus Guidelines on community quarantine, MIAA will adopt a 50 percent workforce deployment in the office. However, employees performing frontline duties are not included in this directive. Those are the employees who are assigned in flight operations, terminal monitoring, facilities management and maintenance, security, safety and emergency services.  The airport chief said that personnel of janitorial companies that have contracts with MIAA should be on full complement despite the MECQ.  Security guards contracted by MIAA shall likewise remain on full deployment, he said. To ensure continuous work, MIAA will provide shuttle buses for airport workers. The shuttles will be for routes covering Manila, Quezon City and Cavite. The workers will also be provided free meals and hazard pay. In a meeting with the airline companies, Monreal called on local air carriers to inform their passengers on rebooking their flights in view of the temporary suspension of domestic flights in and out of Manila under MECQ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Cortes signs ordinance granting COVID-19 hazard pay to City Hall employees

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Employees of the Mandaue City Hall who ‘physically’ reported for work while the city was still under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will receive hazard pay of P200 per day that will be computed from March 30 to May 31, 2020. An advisory from the city’s Public Information Office (PIO) said that […] The post Cortes signs ordinance granting COVID-19 hazard pay to City Hall employees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Workers calls for post-lockdown health and death insurance coverage for new potent workplace hazard 2019 coronavirus disease

ALU is calling the Employment Compensation Commission (ECC) to include in their work-related compensation programs and services the hospitalization and death benefits insurance to government and private employees who might be exposed to a new, potent and dreaded workplace hazard COVID-19 inside work establishments and while performing job function......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

Go prompts vigilance in outreach to essential workers

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go encouraged authorities and employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment in his outreach to essential workers in the towns of Biliran province Tuesday. The senator, on a video message, also reminded the worker beneficiaries themselves to stay vigilant against the new coronavirus variants, which could trigger a surge in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use

Courage said that at the onset of the pandemic, they have called for free mass testing and treatment, provision of sufficient PPEs for frontliners, and rightful compensation of the health hazard faced by all public sector employees in the line of duty but were not met by the government. The post Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Bring back workers ASAP — ILO

The Philippines should work doubletime in bringing back jobs to avoid long-term scars from the pandemic, especially as the country recorded the largest working-hour losses in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Help nowhere for stranded OFWs bound to Hong Kong

Hopeful overseas Filipino workers bound to Hong Kong are asking the government for help as the repeated travel bans and flight cancellations have left them stranded here in Metro Manila, putting their work abroad at risk as well. The post Help nowhere for stranded OFWs bound to Hong Kong appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

South Cotabato mayor vows to fire LGU workers who refuse COVID-19 jabs

UPDATED KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 5 August) – A town mayor in South Cotabato has vowed to dismiss local government employees who will refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) even as the Department of Health (DOH) announced on the same day that the “No vaccine, no work” policy is not allowed. Mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

DOLE fears job losses, seeks P2 billion aid

As many as 40,000 workers in Metro Manila could lose their jobs while more than 100,000 “no-work, no-pay” employees will lose income during the lockdown that begins Friday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday as his department sought an additional budget of P2 billion for a one-time cash assistance program......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

CHD studying nighttime vaccination roll-outs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is now studying the possibility of holding vaccination roll-outs at night. This after the City Council has previously requested the CHD to study the possibility of opening vaccination sites at night to cater to workers who cannot afford to get off work to get vaccinated. […] The post CHD studying nighttime vaccination roll-outs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Activists arrested in Quezon City are humanitarian workers – group

Karapatan-Caraga said that Julieta Gomez and Niezel Velasco are both engaged humanitarian work over the years. In fact, the group said that “officers and personnel of some of government agencies in the region know them personally as they have coordinated activities particularly with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units in the Surigao and Agusan provinces and several municipalities.” The post Activists arrested in Quezon City are humanitarian workers – group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

4 Dubai-bound OFWs intercepted at NAIA

The Bureau of Immigration recently prevented from leaving the country four female overseas Filipino workers who were reportedly recruited to work as domestic helpers in Dubai......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Despite WFH setup, companies enjoying higher productivity

Companies reported higher productivity amid the shift to remote work arrangement during the pandemic, but concerns about the mental health of workers may prevent firms from implementing the flexible work arrangements over a longer period of time......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

PayMaya makes remittances and government payments easier for OFWs

For most Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), being able to help out their family in the Philippines is a driving reason to work abroad......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Mexico to review workers’ complaints at GM plant with US – El Financiero

The Mexican government of the United States has announced that it is ready to work with the administration of President Joe Biden to develop a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

More healthcare workers can work abroad

More healthcare workers can work abroad.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Quezon City launches ‘Bakuna Nights’ for workers

The Quezon City government on Wednesday launched a night vaccination program catering to workers who do not have time to visit inoculation sites during work hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021