Taguig City Government grants Gratuity Pay to Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers
The City Government of Taguig released a P3,000 Gratuity Pay to all Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers for their tireless and whole-hearted service amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The gratuity pay was granted to Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers based on their length of service in the city. COS and JO workers who rendered service for two (2) months to less than 3 months received P1,000, those who have rendered service for three (3) months or more received P2,000, and those who have rendered service for four (4) months or more received P3,000.
As Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers do not have employee-employer relationships, the benefits regular employees such as Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), PAG-IBIG, and other incentives are not available to them. However, the local government recognizes the integral role of their 5,000 plus workers in the effective implementation of programs, projects, and activities of the city.
“Our COS and JO employees played a huge part in the implementation of our programs, projects, and activities. Lalo na sa kasagsagan ng 2020 kung kailan talagang naging agresibo ang pag-prevent at pag-suppress ng COVID-19 sa lungsod,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.
Mayor Lino extends his heartfelt gratitude to all government workers for their effort in making Taguig City consistently among the cities with the lowest active cases in the country. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has even cited Taguig as a ‘model city’ in terms of cooperation, unity, and execution while developing effective programs in combating COVID-19.
Last March 2020, the city distributed COVID Hazard Pay to all employees who reported to work while the Enhanced Community Quarantine was in full implementation.