As more COVID-19 cases are identified in the Philippines, companies have been working their ways around to ensure the safety of their employees.
Some companies allowed their employees to work from home while others are mandated to file a leave. On the other hand, there are also employees who are still working to ensure the safety of the company they are working for. Not new to the industry is SM.
Apart from donating much to help combat the pandemic by waiving tenant rentals, donating protective equipment, testing kits, and supplies worth P100million, SM never neglects her employees. Thus, assuring employee compensation and providing financial assistance to its frontliners.
SM assured its employees their regular compensation while its frontliners, the janitorial staff and security guards will be receiving an Emergency Financial Assistance during the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
The assistance states:
- All employees will receive their regularly scheduled salaries during the ECQ period without deductions made against their vacation and sick leaves;
- The company’s front liners, who comprise the skeletal workforce, will, in addition, be provided with premium pay;
- All Security Guards and Janitorial staff will receive financial assistance of PHP5,000 for the period.
- It is focused on helping these key resources so that they in turn can be of service to others.
Furthermore, SM has also been providing its frontliners with protective gear, meals, and transportation since the start of ECQ.
“In these trying times, we are in unchartered territories. Let’s be one with each other, united in the spirit of service. Let’s be mindful of our front liners and help with their need to be alert so they can continue to do their best in working for the safety and health of our communities,”said Hans T. Sy on behalf of the Sy family.
Let us all stand in solidarity with the whole nation and citizenry and combat against COVID-19.
As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms: https://sugbo.ph/2020/corona-virus-in-cebu/
With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to: https://sugbo.ph/2020/cebu-implements-drastic-measures/
If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.