‘No work, no pay’ for workers on April 28 –DOLE

By on April 26, 2017


"If the employee did not work, the "no work, no pay" principle shall apply unless there is favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day," said Usec. Claro Arellano during the press conference for the Labor Day celebration on May 1. (Photo: Katy Warner/ Flickr)
“If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply unless there is favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day,” said Usec. Claro Arellano during the press conference for the Labor Day celebration on May 1. (Photo: Katy Warner/ Flickr)

MANILA–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that the “no work, no pay” principle will apply on Friday which was declared a special non-working holiday by President Rodrigo Duterte, in connection with the country’s hosting of the 30th Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) leader’s summit this week.

“If the employee did not work, the “no work, no pay” principle shall apply unless there is favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day,” said Usec. Claro Arellano during the press conference for the Labor Day celebration on May 1.

On the other hand, he noted that workers who will be reporting for work on Friday, they will receive an additional 30 percent plus their daily rate, on the first eight hours of work for that day.

The other pay rules was included in the Labor Advisory No. 4, series of 2017 or the Payment of Wages for the Special Non-Working Day on April 28, 2017 which are as follows:

For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 130 percent x number of hours worked);

For work done during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(Daily rate x 150 percent) + COLA]; and  
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a special day that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 150 percent x 130 percent x number of hours worked).

For his part, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the pay rules advisory was issued “for the guidance and compliance of both workers and employers.”

He added that the issuance of the advisory was pursuant to Proclamation No. 197 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on 16 August 2016, through Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on April 25, proclaiming Friday a special non-working day.

The ASEAN meeting which is being held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City started on Wednesday and will end on Saturday.