Sunday, December 05, 2021

Cebu biz assures no 'no vaccine, no salary' scheme in Cebu companies


Cebu-based companies continue to uphold worker rights in terms of Covid-19 vaccination, business chambers in the province assured.

Earlier, labor group, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) slammed some employers who allegedly adopted a "no vaccine, no salary" scheme.

"This is something worth looking into. I am sure it’s not Cebu companies. We have always been for harmony between employer and employee," Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Felix Taguiam told SunStar Cebu.

Taguiam said they have not yet received reports of any incidents of "no vaccine, no salary" among companies.

TUCP on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 urged the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to punish the companies adopting this scheme.

Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Steven Yu said they also have not received any reported incidents related to "no vax, no salary" among their community.

"We have been clear to the business community that per Dole, we cannot disallow entry or withhold salary because of vaccination status, and it is against the law to do so," Yu said.

The MCCI president said the Dole regional office in Central Visayas is in active coordination with them and the communication lines are very clear.

In terms of the vaccination campaign, Yu said they are doing their part to encourage more employees to get vaccinated, noting the lagging vaccination figures in Cebu.

"We are continuing our campaign to spur vaccine confidence to augment the slowing numbers of vaccinees in vaccination centers," he said. (JOB)


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