PACE disqualifies Lastierre as member, board of director

Posted by watchmen
September 5, 2023

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) has executed its decision to disqualify former chair, Renelo Lastierre.

The disqualification follows a resolution passed by PACE, in accordance with its constitution and by-laws, which deems Lastierre’s current position, special operations IV, in conflict with his duties and responsibilities.

The resolution also consequently disqualifies him from his status as PACE member and board of director.

PACE chairman, Ruben Diamante clarified that their constitution and by-laws explicitly state that their members and board of directors can only hold rank-and-file positions.

Employees, whose roles are typically associated with policy-making, managerial responsibilities, or highly confidential duties, are ineligible to join the organization of rank-and-file government employees.

Meanwhile, Lastierre said PACE officials may not fully comprehend the provisions of the law, particularly the Collective Negotiation Agreement, which defines rank-and-file employees as those with Salary Grade 22 and below.

He emphasized that he holds a Salary Grade 22 position, and his role is neither highly confidential nor co-terminus.

Lastierre also expressed his view that the action by PACE amounts to harassment on their part./DGB, WDJ


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