“As hardworking Filipinos who struggle to support our families through honorable means, we deserve no less than wages and salaries that would afford us humane living conditions. We say enough of the Duterte government’s neglect of our plight.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Workers from the public and private sectors joined forces…
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The men still proceeded inside their office and took a picture of their organizational chart, which bears their names and pictures.
“The patients are increasing but the manpower is not. With this kind of set up, health workers, who are mostly overworked, are vulnerable to mistakes.”
The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
Black hearts, they said, signify the government’s lack of concern for the plight of health workers, most of whom suffer from long hours of work with not enough take home pay. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — On Valentine’s Day health workers took to the streets with their calls written in black hearts…
“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.”
While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
Trainings cost half or even double the salary of a low-wage professional.
On V-day, health workers are not feeling any love from government.
“It would be much better if President Aquino alloted the budget in this summit for the modernization of government hospitals .”