GCG, CDC meet anew to discuss salary issue
THE Governance Commission on GOCCs (GCG) has convened a meeting with Clark Development Corp. (CDC) management and union employees to discuss compensation issues.
GOCCs are government-owned and -controlled corporations.
Underscored in the dialogue help last February 9 were the concerns related to the implementation of the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) under Executive Order (EO) 150.
The purpose of the CPCS under EO 15 is to standardize the salaries of government employees covered by its purview, and curtail the dissipation and squandering of government funds, GCG Chairman Alex Quiroz reiterated.
To recall, CDC workers expressed opposition to the CPCS and cited disparities in salary increases and the loss of allowances, benefits and incentives.
However, the GCG said it established the CPCS as an intervention to increase the salaries of government workers under its scope, making these at par with private sector pay scales.
The CPCS wage structure was later adjusted to be in line with rates under the Salary Standardization Law (SSL), which modified the salary for civilian government employees and enabled the provision of extra benefits. The SSL was also designed to be equivalent to what is offered in the private sector.
Quiroz assured the workers that the Governance commission “will provide the necessary recommendations to the Office of the President and continue with its conduct of a transparent and collaborative dialogue with the CDC to finally address their CPCS concerns.”
He also urged workers to raise their concerns to the GCG-CPCS technical panel for further review and update.