DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced a slight increase to the salary of Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (CS) personnel in the City starting 2020.
“As our commitment to continually provide better pay for our employees, there will be another increase of P220.00/month (P10.00/day x 22 working days) in the salaries of our Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (CS) personnel beginning January 2020,” Duterte said in her State of the City Address (SOCA) on Monday.
The increase, Duterte said, shall make the JO and CS personnel have the same minimum salary as that of a permanent employee.
“The aim is to ensure that their salaries will in the future equal the minimum of our lowest permanent position. We recognize that even though they are not employees of the City, they nevertheless, work hard like any of us,” she added.
“Some of these CS and JO personnel have the same job descriptions with some permanent employees so it is not rightful that we do not give them the same salary,” the Mayor expounded.
Duterte added that each JO and CS personnel receives a monthly wage of not less than P10,000.
“We already allocated a budget for their salary increase next year,” Duterte said.
Out of 13,000 City Government personnel, around 10,000 are JO and CS workers, according to the mayor.
For 2019, the City Government of Davao has increased the salary rate of JO and CS personnel, beyond the mandatory minimum wage set by the Department of Labor and Employment for employees within Davao City.
“While the 2019 minimum wage is set at P396.00 per day, the lowest salary rate for Job Order personnel in the city government is pegged at P455.00 per day,” Duterte said.