Community Response

NGOs urge LGUs to give garbage collectors hazard pay amid COVID-19

LGUs can also allocate assistance to essential workers other than the frontliner (garbage collectors, cleaning service personnel etc).

Non-profit environmental groups EcoWaste Coalition and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) are urging local government units (LGUs) to follow the lead of Navotas City in giving garbage collectors hazard pay as they are exposed to health risks for physically reporting for work amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Under its City Ordinance No. 2020-10, Navotas City is granting P500 in hazard pay daily to regular, contractual or casual employees of the city, including contract of service (COS) or job order (JO) workers. The funds will be obtained from the 2020 supplemental budget of the city government. Article
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