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Bus drivers, conductors to get fixed pay

By: - Reporter / @jovicyeeINQ
/ 07:29 AM March 03, 2019

Within the month, bus operators should start paying their drivers and conductors a fixed salary and performance-based incentive or risk revocation of their franchises.

The compensation scheme, under the National Wages and Productivity Commission’s (NWPC) revised guidelines, was set to take effect on March 9.

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It required bus operators to implement a “mutually agreed upon” pay package for drivers and conductors based on revenue, ridership, safety record, route conditions and other factors.

The NWPC said bus drivers and conductors should be given a fixed pay not lower than minimum pay in the region of operation.

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Bus drivers and conductors must also be entitled to overtime pay, night differential, service incentive leave, 13th month pay, and holiday and premium pay.

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