November 30, 2021

GOCC, GFI employees renew call for pay hike

MANILA – Employees of the government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) on Tuesday reiterated their appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to carry out their salary hike that has been put on hold for several years.

In a virtual press conference, officers of the Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GOCCs at GFIs (KAMAGGFI) asked President Duterte to implement the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) that he suspended in 2017.

Nanette Jarino, KAMAGGFI secretary general, said they are hoping the President will acknowledge their contributions to the government and grant their appeal.

“We are hoping that the government will see our efforts and contributions as public workers,” she said.

On the other hand, Virginia Cabonce, vice chairwoman of the group, said GOCC and GIF workers are also considered front-liners.

The group has 100,000 members from over 200 GOCCs and GFIs that are engaged in public utilities and commercial activities for profit, enabling the government to earn and deliver basic services.

The CPCS was initiated by the administration of late President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to streamline the compensation scale of GOCC and GFI officers and employees.

In 2017, Duterte suspended the CPCS implementation through Executive Order No. 36. (PNA)

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