Metro Briefs: Fired longtime Naia janitors to keep jobs | Inquirer News

Metro Briefs: Fired longtime Naia janitors to keep jobs

/ 12:12 AM August 02, 2016

LONGTIME janitors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) will keep their jobs after all.

On Monday, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal assured over 150 maintenance workers who were served termination notices last Friday that they would be reabsorbed to fill up utility jobs in other areas at Naia.

The janitors had been working under MIAA for over 10 years as job order personnel (JOP). There are around 300 JOP at the Naia Terminal 1.


Earlier, the Department of Transportation and Communications and airline companies agreed that the sanitation and maintenance of toilets at all Naia terminals would be handled by the latter and their ground handling agents.


“In line with [this agreement], the MIAA assures utility workers (janitors) not absorbed by the airlines that there will be a realignment and they do not have to lose their jobs,” the MIAA in a statement on Monday.

It added that around 150 janitorial jobs were available in other areas in the airport and these openings could be filled up by utility workers up for termination.

“The reabsorption will make sure benefits not present before will be given to the employees to avoid the typical pitfalls of a 5-5-5 ‘endo’ agreement,” it added.

Under the 5-5-5 scheme, a worker is hired every five months, preventing them from acquiring regular or permanent status. This also saves the subcontractor from having to pay them the social and health benefits given to regular employees. Jocelyn R. Uy

Widespread NBI revamp set this week

THE NEW National Bureau of Investigation director has ordered a top-to-bottom revamp, sources told the Inquirer on Monday.


The order of NBI Director Dante Gierran, which affects the assistant and deputy directors and almost all division chiefs, is set to take effect this week.

In line with this, Gierran has appointed three officers in charge for deputy director posts—Jojo Yap, the concurrent head of NBI National Capital Region; Rachel Marfil, concurrent head of the Anti-Graft Division; and lawyer Ferdinand Lavin, NBI spokesperson and concurrent head of the Interpol division. A formal turnover is expected this month. Aie Balagtas See

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