By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) have signed a three-year Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA), which would allow employees of the provincial government to get CNA incentives.
PACE President Renelo Lastierre said the agreement was signed last Thursday afternoon.
“We believe the governor will reward the efforts of the provincial government employees in working with him in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” Lastierre said.
Previously, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan gave Lacson the authority to sign the three-year period CNA which would begin this year until 2023.
Provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz said that capitol employees may receive as much as P25,000 CNA incentives, depending on the MOOE (Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses) savings, as allowed by the Department of Budget and Management and the Commission on Audit.
Lastierre said that the signed CNA will serve as the basis for capitol employees to avail of its incentives, based on the available amount of MOOE savings.
The duly-signed CNA will be registered to the Civil Service Commission and Department of Labor and Employment, he added.
Aside from the CNA, Lastierre said they will continue lobbying for the extra release of the extra bonus for all employees.
In 2019, capitol employees received P60,000 extra bonus, on top of their of 13th and 14th month pay, as well as cash gift./DGB, WDJ