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Fellow COMELEC Employees:

Our call for the immediate adjustment in our salary has reached the Philippine Congress! Last November 24, 2011, Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño submitted to Congress, House Resolution 1939 which calls for an inquiry on the “outdated and grossly inappropriate” salary of COMELEC employees nationwide.

Pero hindi pa rin natatapos dito ang ating laban. Kailangan nating ipamalas ang ating pagkakaisa para agad nang ma-iskedyul ang hearing tungkol sa HR1939 sa Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso sa lalong madaling panahon.

We need your support by signing the petition:

WE, the undersigned rank and file employees of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) fully supports House Resolution 1939“A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PLIGHT OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND OFFICIALS OF THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (COMELEC) WHOSE SALARY GRADES APPEAR DISMALLY OUTDATED AND GROSSLY INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEIR WORKLOAD.”

We are one in our appeal to the House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation to immediately schedule the Congressional inquiry on HR 1939.

Likewise, WE also express our full support to House Bill 3746 and Senate Bill 2928, both calling for a P6,000 increase in the minimum pay of government workers nationwide.

We will submit the signed petition to Leyte 3rd District Rep. Andres Salvacion Jr.,  Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation.

Ipakita nating seryoso tayo sa panawagan nating makabuluhang dagdag sahod para sa mga kawani ng COMELEC! 

Download the petition HERE

You may send the accomplished petition via post c/o the COMELEC Education and Information Department, Shipping Center Building, Intramuros, Manila. You can also send the scanned copy of the signed petition via email at comelecwagefight@gmail.com.

Tuloy ang Laban!

Media advisory
October 26, 2011
Reference: Mac Ramirez, Convenor
Contact: comelecwagefight@gmail.com

COMELEC employees to tackle low wages and budget cuts in a forum tomorrow

Rank and file employees of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) under the COMELEC Wage Fight! Alliance will be holding a forum tomorrow on employees’ wages, benefits and the looming budget cuts in the poll body’s budget.

The forum, entitled “Pillars of Rank and File Development” will be held at the COMELEC’s Project Management Office (PMO) at the ground floor of Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila.

“Tomorrow, we will bring to the fore the long standing problem that has affected the entire COMELEC work force for decades – our low salaries. We will register that our wages in COMELEC is not at par with the salaries of employees in other government agencies and Constitutional Commissions. We will reiterate our demand for salary adjustment in order to rectify this unjust wage gap,” stated Mac Ramirez, Convenor of the COMELEC Wage Fight! Alliance. 

Ramirez added that they will also discuss the slashing of P215.5 Million in COMELEC funds that include P164 Million in personnel savings which the DBM wants impounded and P51.5 Million funds for Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) which was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

“In view of the COMELEC’s exclusive right and responsibility in the exercise of its fiscal autonomy, we will call for the restoration of the P215.5 Million in funds slashed from the COMELEC’s proposed budget for next year. We will stand against budget cuts,” said Ramirez.

Joining tomorrow’s forum are Atty. Patrick Enaje, President of the Metro Manila Election Officers Association (MMEOA); Atty. Temie Lambino, President of the Provincial Election Supervisors Association of the Philippines (PESAP); COMELEC Personnel Department Director Atty. Margaret Ching and COURAGE National President Ferdinand Gaite.

COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes will also speak in the forum tomorrow.###