No extra pay for laborers on People Power anniversary-A A +A
Sunday, February 24, 2013
GOVERNMENT and some private employees will not get additional pay on the 27th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Monday.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said only workers in private schools stand to benefit from the special holiday as provided under Presidential Proclamation 459.
“February 25 is an ordinary workday and no premium is required to be paid for work on said day,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Under the rules, if the employee worked, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work with an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day for overtime duty.
On the other hand, if the employee worked during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional fifty percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work with an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day on the excess.
But if the employee does not go to work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply, said Baldoz.
The peaceful revolution, which earned raves from all over the world, toppled the 20-year dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos and installed Corazon Aquino as president. (HDT/Sunnex)