DAGUPAN CITY- Employers, human resource officers and labor union representatives gathered here on Wednesday for an advocacy seminar under the Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP).
Lawyer Jonathan Villasoto, deputy executive director of the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), said the activity aims to ensure that workers are informed of their rights, benefits and privileges under the ECP.
The ECC, he said, is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) mandated by law to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation benefits and services to workers in the event of work-related contingencies.
“Prevention, compensation and rehabilitation services play a major role to effectively and efficiently deliver to workers a comprehensive package of services and benefits to workers who suffered from work-connected illness, injury or death,” Villasoto said during the press conference for Pangasinan media.
Villasoto, however said, the compensation cannot be equated with an employees salary, rather ,just the work-related benefits.
Government employees mandatorily contribute P100 a month for ECP while private sector employees contribute at least P20 to P50 pesos per month for the program depending on their salary range, information division chief Cecilia Maulion said.
In the said seminar, a consultation meeting with the Social Security System (SSS) and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) representatives was held to update officers on the recent EC programs on policies and resolutions in order to facilitate processing of ECP claims. (VHS/PIA-Pangasinan)