Iloilo City Hall to Adopt Four-Day Workweek on March 28


Iloilo City Hall to Adopt Four-Day Workweek Scheme Starting March 28

Government employees of Iloilo City will begin reporting to work four days a week as part of the local government unit’s (LGU) efforts to help its constituents combat the rising fuel prices.

Iloilo City Hall will adopt the four-day workweek starting March 28, Mayor Jerry Treñas announced on his official Facebook page on March 22. The temporary work arrangement will implement a 10-hour work day, with concerned offices operating from 7 AM to 6 PM. It will not cover essential services such as health offices, public safety and transportation management, disaster risk reduction and management, and general services such as street sweepers and other field workers, among others.

The Iloilo LGU will use modern jeepneys to transport employees between district plazas and the city hall during the workweek.

The Resource Employees Association of City Hall, department heads, and City Council members were consulted prior to the implementation of the scheme, according to Treñas. Meanwhile, the government is awaiting the Civil Service Commission’s clearance on the arrangement.

The four-day work week has the support of the National Economic and Development Authority.

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