QC gov’t workers’ pay to increase in March

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – More than 4,000 workers of the Quezon City government will get to enjoy higher salaries beginning March.

In a statement, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said she has signed a memorandum circular increasing the salaries of 4,359 personnel under the city’s executive department.

“We will offer competitive rates that are at par with the private sector to encourage more applicants who possess remarkable qualities and who will be valuable assets to our city,” Belmonte said.

Under Memorandum Circular No. 4, S. 2020, non-plantilla contractual and job order personnel who are classified as administrative clerical, and non-technical employees and who work up to 40 hours a week will get P13,000 per month.

Professional-Technical employees such as nurses, medical technologists, veterinarians, computer programmers, and accountants will receive P20,000 per month while professional-Highly Technical personnel like lawyers and doctors will be paid P35,000 a month.

“It is our responsibility, especially us in the government to adhere to the law and give our employees dignified and equitable working conditions. Lahat ng manggagawa ay dapat magkaroon ng kakayahang makabili ng kanilang pangunahing pangangailangan,” Belmonte said.

The QC local government said it has allocated P201 million for the salary increase.

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