No harm for workers attending anti-pork rally-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
IF YOU are an employee looking to attend tomorrow’s (Monday) anti-pork barrel rally in Luneta, do not hesitate as you will surely get paid for not going to work.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), being a regular holiday, Monday’s commemoration of the National Heroes’ Day still entails payment for workers.
“If an employee does not work, he shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day,” Dole stated.
Under Labor Advisory No. 03, Series of 2013 mandates this pay rules during regular holidays.
For those who still intend to work, Dole said they should be paid 200 percent of his regular salary for that day for the first eight hours and an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day for overtime duty.
And for work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her holiday rate of 200 percent plus an additional 30 percent of his hourly rate on said day.
Earlier, Malacanang had declared August 26 as a regular holiday, which coincides with the protest rally set against the pork barrel system of the government.
As of press time, the protest rally gathered a total of 17,487 confirmed attendees on its Facebook event page. (HDT/Sunnex)