SM assures employee compensation; gives financial assistance for guards and janitors

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Amid of the health crisis related to COVID 19, SM employees are grateful after the company assured their regular compensation as well as an extension of Emergency Financial Assistance to its front liners, security guards, janitorial staff during the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period from March 16 to April 14, 2020.

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, 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.

Hans T. Sy said on a daily basis since the ECQ, SM has also been undertaking measures to protect the safety and welfare of its front line personnel with protective gear, meals, and transportation whenever possible.

“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.

Steven T. Tan SM President thanked all the employees for the vigilance and commitment in keeping everyone safe and informed.

“Let’s continue to support each other in managing the adversity of the current situation as best as we can. In such unprecedented juncture in our history. I am humbled to witness that “malasakit” is truly at the core of our SM legacy” Tan said.

SM employees, on the other hand, show their appreciation by thanking the company because of its generosity and pledge their commitment to cooperate to the ECQ mandates as well as local ordinances on their respective areas.

SM continues to assess the health crisis with vigilance; enjoining its employees and the public to follow guidelines and precautions to help combat the virus.

Jessica Joy A. Fernando