Gratuity benefits for Bacolod daycare workers pushed

BACOLOD City – The city government will grant gratuity benefits to all qualified daycare and early childhood development workers once they retire from service.

Councilor Em Ang authored the approved ordinance granting the said benefits to all accredited daycare workers.

“The city government recognizes the critical role provided by the daycare workers in nurturing, protecting, and educating the city’s children,” said Ang.

She added it is fitting and proper to promote and improve the social well-being and economic welfare of daycare workers by providing them retirement assistance.

Cited on Section 2 of the ordinance, the benefits will cover all accredited daycare workers not holding a permanent position in the City of Bacolod, and engaged in providing Early Childhood Care and Development Services in a daycare center owned or operated by the city government.

The corresponding gratuity benefits will be received by daycare workers upon reaching either the optional or mandatory age for end of service.

Those who have worked for 15 to 24 years will get P1,000 for every year of service; 25 to 34 years, P1, 250 for every year of service, and for 35 years and above, P1,500 for every year of service. (With a report from PNA/PN)


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