By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Almost 600 job hires of the provincial government of Negros Occidental have not received their salaries for three months.
Renelo Lastierre, president of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE), said in a recent meeting with Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, these job order (JO) workers appealed for help.
“These people are already hungry. If the basic requirements are accomplished, their salaries should be released without further delay,” Lastierre quoted Diaz as saying.
A uniform checklist will be followed to hasten the processing of the salaries of the JO employees.
Lastierre said the provincial administrator ordered that the delayed salaries be released “this week.”
While the JO workers are not members of PACE, he said “they are still employees of the capitol.”
“Department heads where the papers of the payrolls of these workers should also help and understand how it feels to have delayed salaries because they are employees too,” he added.
PACE urged capitol officials to help lowly employees, especially the JO./DGB, WDJ