Various government workers’ unions have gathered to call for higher pay and better working conditions as they assail the apparent indifference of the Marcos Jr. administration to their plight.
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The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said their colleagues have not had the chance to breathe since classes ended less than a month ago.
A local advertisement here in the Philippines once asked – where can your P20 bring you? For government workers here, it meant a measly salary increase in the last five years of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Government workers held a protest today, Feb. 15 against the rising prices of staple goods and services, decrying that their salaries have remained low.
“‘A little bit bigger’ will not afford us decent lives and will not bring dignity to our profession.”
“Civilian employees will be left far behind by their armed counterparts although they have similar, even higher qualifications, or have spent equal, even more years in government service.”
“This is like a basketball game, and President Aquino wants to pass this law in the last two minutes of the game.”
“On close scrutiny, the SSL 4 actually offers little, but takes away more from what we already have.”
‘Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit will only further impose a more inhumane policy on wages and salaries of workers, employees and even professionals in all sectors.’
“The fact remains that workers in the government need salary increases because of the high costs of living, not because the DBM or Aquino says so. They need to pay hikes now, not in 2016.” – ACT Teachers’ Party Rep. Antonio Tinio
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Government employees call on the Aquino administration to honor their incentive pay, as recognized in the Salary Standardization Law III. “We are almost at the level of paralysis because there is money that can be allocated for social services and to augment the poor living conditions of…