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).
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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 .”
Rank-and-file employees will get only up to 22 percent increase, while the President gets 233 percent raise.
“Its health agenda document, like that of past administrations…is all rhetorics of accessibility and quality health care for the poor, while in reality, the people are left miserable and dying with inadequate health care.”
MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system. The health workers lament that the DOH fails in providing adequate health care for the people, and neglects…