Lim assures casual workers of security of tenure

May 05, 2019

COMEBACKING Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim said he will not  remove anyone from the city government’s plantilla once he becomes mayor again.

During a dialogue with residents of fifth district in Baseco, Lim even said that he will order the hiring of more street-sweepers,  considering how dirty the surroundings of Manila had become.

Lim made the pronouncement to allay fears caused by rumors being circulated by those from opposing camps that those hired by the current city administration would lose their jobs if he wins in the coming elections.

“Kahit nung araw pa, hindi ko ginawa na magtanggal ng mga empleyadong kinuha ng aking pinalitan dahil hindi ko ugali ang maghiganti.  Nung dumating ako sa city hall dati, lahat ng kinuha ng pinalitan ko na si (Lito) Atienza hindi ko inalis. Sa katunayan, nagdagdag pa ako ng mga tao,” Lim said.

According to Lim, all employees including the casuals, job order (JO) personnel, traffic aides, and streetsweepers will be retained, even as the papers of those who have pending promotion will be reviewed and if they be qualify would be promoted.

Lim also said that his administration will enhance the current setup of the Department of Public Services (DPS) so that more personnel will be hired to help in keeping the city clean at all times.

‘Wala tayong tatanggalan ng trabaho. Magdadagdag pa tayo. Hindi ako kagaya ng iba na pagkaupong-pagkaupo ang pinagkakaabalahan ay magsibak nang magsibak. Sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, walang dapat na mawalan ng trabaho sa city hall,” he added.

He also assured them that the salaries of all employees - whether they be JO, casual, temporary or regular - will be given on time, including the benefits to avoid them “pawning” their ATM just to sustain their daily living.