By Ariel Fernandez
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) management finally removed “job order placement” among all airport cleaners effective Dec 16, 2017.
General Manager Ed Monreal said that this is the best gift this Christmas for all janitors and janitress who have been working for several years in the airport.
The workers, who are called building attendants, will be assured 3 years continuous employment by their agencies, renewable for another 3 years.
Monreal said that their action was in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s desire to end “Endo” system,especially in the different government agencies.
Monreal said effective Saturday, December 16, 2017 all building attendants assigned at the NAIA terminals will be employed by their agencies for three years, until renewed for another three years.
The only reasons a worker can be removed are habitual absenteeism and serious violation.
All BAs will have their SSS, Medical and 13th month benefits.
“I think we are the first among government agencies to implement this, to end the endo system in the Philippines,” Monreal said.
Under the agreement with MIAA and the winning bidders, all BAs working in four NAIA terminals must be given what is due to them and must be employed continuously for three years, renewable every three years.
Monreal also said that in the new contract, there will be no age limit and for those with violations, they will be given at least 6 months before being separated.
Most of the attendants claimed they had been with the airport janitorial services for more than 10 years while some of them said they already spent 15 years cleaning the toilets of the NAIA.
NAIA’s Terminal 1 has 76 toilets; Terminal 2 has 47 and Terminal 3 has 100. Terminal 4 has 24.