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30-day sick leave with pay for teachers pressed in congress

Sick leave with pay

A new bill that seeks to give a 30-day sick leave with pay to public school teachers is being pressed at the Congress.

House Bill 5349 authored by ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Castro, Bayan Muna Partylist Representatives Carlos Isagani Zarate, Ferdinand Gite, and Eufemia Cullamat, Gabriela Women’s Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas, and Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Jane Elago.

“It is a common complaint among public school teachers that, since current laws, rules, and regulations do not afford them this leave privilege, it is as if the government views them as superhumans who do not get sick during the school year,” the lawmakers said in their explanatory message.

They emphasized that service credits are compensation for work done by teachers, particularly those done beyond regular duties or regular work.

“Furthermore, availing of service credits is saddled with many requirements and limited to only 15 days per year, despite the many non-teaching related tasks and activities required of teachers,” the group added.

In this said bill, all public school teachers shall be entitled to 30 days with pay sick leave.

The leave privilege shall also be non-cumulative and non-convertible to cash.

6 thoughts on “30-day sick leave with pay for teachers pressed in congress”

  1. It is a great bill that solve one of the problems of teachers, the problem of sick leave without pay. Teachers get sickness due to overwork. Sana noon pang nagawa itong bill, malapit na akong magretiro. lagi akong nagkasakit dahil sa trabaho sa school at dinadala pa sa bahay para itutuloy ang schoolwork sa gabi.
    I salute the the bill maker.

  2. I agree to vote for this. 30days sick leave with pay is great!
    Can you also ease include free hospitalization? Free doctor’s PF and stay a comfortable room at the hoapital when admitted.

  3. Hoping for the realization of this bill to pay teachers during sick leave. Ito Yong dinanas ko sa mga suck leave may sakit na nga Wala pang salary over stressed physically and emotionally yong nagka sakit ka dahil sa over work tapos tinsnggalan pa Ng sweldo. Nakakalungkot walang pambili ng gamot walang Pambayad sa hospital dahil Wala na ring salary.😔😔

  4. Sana ma approve po ito, Hindi po mga superman o wonder woman mga guro, tao po kami, magkakasakit din Minsan,

  5. Sick leave is great..the question is ” Who will take over the classes while the teacher is sick ? The other teachera have classes too. Does Dep Ed have a good substitute teacher system ?..or will the kids play in the classroom unsupervised while the teacher is out ? Ok lang Ang sick leave– but don’t leave the kids not learning.

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