Let’s admit it, we work hard to be able to earn money and provide the needs of our family, however, not all of us are lucky enough to have met a generous and law-abiding employer who comply with all the rules in terms of employment.
We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect job or a perfect employer, but everything has its own limits especially when it involves over working yet getting very little to no salary in return.
This is the ordeal faced by a group of construction workers who recently seeks the help of veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo to complain about their employer who is not giving them their salary on time.
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The group was accompanied by a hotel staff that works in a hotel managed by the same employer only identified as Richard Santos.
According to the group who originated in the hotel and construction company in Boracay, their ordeal started when the government ordered the temporary closure of the world-famous island to give way to its much-needed rehabilitation.
They said that for the past 3 months, their salary is always delayed and the company only allows them to get cash advances.
They also want to reimburse the transportation allowance that the company promised as they go back and forth the island when they lost their job in Boracay.
On top of that, the group also revealed that they want to get the retention package promised by the company, it turns out that the company would regularly deduct 10% from their salary as part of the retention program which they can get yearly, but for the past 2 years, most of them have not received the said benefits.
When the program contacted Fast Construct Purchasing staff Juvy Balili, she said that some of the group are tagged as AWOL (absent without official leave) since they left their construction job in the island without prior notice.
But the group insisted that all of them are active in their job, they were just forced to leave the island since the company is no longer giving them salary.
They also revealed that some of them were left by their wives because they could no longer give enough financial support for their family.
Because of this, the program called Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, he said that the retention package offered and deducted by the company is against the law.
He added that these former workers in Boracay could be assisted by the government so they could receive at least 6-months financial assistance.
Maglunsod also vowed to summon the said company for further investigation.
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