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Solon urges employers to suspend ‘no work, no pay’ policy for COVID-19 patients

By: - Correspondent / @mbjaucianINQ
/ 11:12 PM April 17, 2021
Alfred de los Santos

Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred de los Santos (Photo from the Instagram page of Ang Probinsyano)

LIGAO CITY, Albay, Philippines — Ang Probinsiyano Rep. Alfred de los Santos urged employers on Saturday to suspend the “no work, no pay” policy for workers who had contracted COVID-19.

“This is the best time to be compassionate and helpful to everyone, particularly now that we are in a pandemic situation,” Delos Santos said in a phone interview.

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Delos Santos said the suspension must be applied to workers with COVID-19 symptoms and to those who had close contact with a patient.

He said he had received complaints from contractual workers that they had salary deductions for being absent during their quarantine.

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“In order to qualify and benefit for the suspension of ‘no work, no pay’ policy, the affected workers should only present a medical certificate that they will undergo quarantine procedure or have been subject of contact tracing due to COVID-19,” Delos Santos said.

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