February 25 marks the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution and has recently been declared a special non-working holiday. However, for the Department of Labor and Employment, workers who will not report for work will not get their daily pay.
“Unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day, the ‘no work, no pay’ principle shall apply,” according to the Department of Labor and Employment, in an article by Philippine Star. Read more: No Work, No Pay on People Power Anniversary.
Moreover, those who will report for work will receive an additional 30 percent of their daily pay for the first eight hours of work during a special non-working day. The agency has also issued an advisory to guide employers and workers on the pay rules for February 25.
“Employers in the private sector are reminded to observe the following rules on the payment of wages for the said special non-working holiday,” according to the advisory.