• MMDA mulls 4-day workweek


    IN a move to reduce the agency’s energy consumption, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seriously considering the implementation of a four-day workweek this summer.

    MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said they are still studying the implementation of the scheme to ensure that it should be in compliance with the Civil Service law.

    Tolentino however said only non-frontline employees will be covered by the scheme.

    “This is more on energy conservation,” he added.

    Non-frontline employees, he said, include those assigned in the administration, finance, general services division, Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) units that usually process documents.

    He said frontline employees like traffic enforcers and traffic engineers, personnel from clearing operation groups, rescue and flood control workers are exempted from the scheme.

    Tolentino aired the proposal in response to calls by power and water utility firms to conserve energy and water supply this summer.

    The idea for the implementation of a four-day work week came out during the traffic summit called by the MMDA in anticipation of heavy traffic to be brought by the simultaneous construction of the government’s 15 infrastructure projects.


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