20 March 2016

SBMA workers to Aquino: Sign wage hike

The more than 1,500 employees of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) urged President Benigno Aquino 3rd to sign their salary adjustment based on the existing Salary Standardization Law.

SBMA Employees Association (SEA) president Elmer Libo said the approval of the salary adjustment will uplift the morale of all employees who have worked so hard for the agency.

A DBM Memo to Aquino recommends the adoption of Salary Standardization Law (SSL) III, 4th Tranche Salary Rates for SBMA employees effective January 1, 2016, which will make it at par with other national government agencies.

SBMA employees have been conducting noise barrages during their break time since Monday to express their sentiment and call attention to their plight. (Patrick Roxas, Manila Times)

SBMA employees shared a simple meal of dried fish, tomatoes and rice during a boodle fight in front of the agency's administration building as they call on President Aquino to urgently sign their salary adjustment based on SSL III Tranche 4 before election ban begins. (Photos by Jun Dumaguing)