Info Officers Join ECC Campaign on Employees Benefits
Page 1 of 2Regional Information Officer Stephene Barredo, who is also the ECC Regional Extension 6 Officer-In-Charge, appealed to members of the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers to help them in reaching the public.
He said that there is a pressing need for the employees to know that they have privileges and benefits under the law which could be availed from the ECC in times of contingencies provided there is an existence of employer-employee relationship.
“Employees’ Compensation program is both a right and a responsibility under Presidential Decree 626 as amended,” he said.
He reminded the employers of their responsibility to register their employees with the Social Security System and Government Service Insurance System, including the timely recording in the EC Contingency logbook as well as the effective implementation of safety and health standards in the workplace.
During the meeting of the Philippine Information Agency-led CAGPIO, Barredo urged them as partner in information and communication campaign to spread out the information on employees’ compensation benefits for both government and private entity employees.
“We are intensifying our advocacies to inform every worker about their benefits and privileges under the program and promote prevention as the best safety and health mechanism in the workplace’, he said.
According to him, the ECC, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment, is mandated by law to provide a package of benefits to employees or their dependents in the event of work-related contingencies.
Recently, the ECC team led by OIC Deputy Executive Director lawyer Jonathan Villasoto was here in Capiz for a Regional Symposium on Labor Standards Compliance: A Step towards Industrial Peace and Harmony and Social Services Advocacy cum Human Resources Development.
The event highlighted the EC program as a social protection program for employees who experienced work-related sickness, accidents or death, thus a mandatory obligation of employers to their workers. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)