More than 4,000 casual employees of Pasig City will have their salaries increased from over P11,000 to P13,000 in January 2021, Mayor Vico Sotto said on Friday.
On Facebook, Sotto said 4,339 casual employees who earn P11,551 a month will be paid P13,572 a month starting January 2021.
“Mahaba at madugo ang proseso ng pagpapataas ng antas ng serbisyo ng lokal na pamahalaan. Giving our workers dignity and security is an important part of this,” Sotto said.
Sotto said one of the long-term goals of the local government was to promote all Salary Grade 1 utility workers to Salary Grade 3.
"No more SG-1. Utility worker natin at least SG-3 dapat (yung mga permanent subukan natin by 1st quarter next year),” Sotto said.
The local government is also seeking to make regular all employees.
Sotto said 617 employees who have worked for 15 years and above would be the next batch to be regularized.
“Kung pwede lang sanang sabay-sabay na lahat, pero kailangan strategic at responsable ang pag gawa natin nito,” Sotto said.
Sotto said other long-term goals include capacity development as well as the implementation of a fully merit-based system.
“One step at a time… Kaya natin ‘to,” Sotto said. -NB, GMA News