Whereas, there is an extensive clamor among the rank and file employees of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) nationwide calling for a substantial wage increase.
Whereas, the rank and file employees of COMELEC have banded together to form the COMELEC Wage Fight! Alliance to support and work for a substantial wage increase and adjustment of the salaries of poll workers nationwide.
Whereas, COMELEC Chairman Hon. Sixto Brillantes have already expressed his commitment to prepare a comprehensive formula for an equitable salary scheme for COMELEC rank and file.
Whereas, the conveners and co-conveners of COMELEC Wage Fight! Alliance also recognizes the need for a strong, organized, duly recognized and accredited employees union/ association to ensure the success of this pioneering campaign.
Whereas, The Alliance of COMELEC Employees in Service (ACES), is the largest and the de facto recognized existing employees’ union/association of rank and file employees in the Commission.
Whereas, the conveners and co-conveners of COMELEC Wage Fight! Alliance are also duly-elected Board of Officers of ACES.
Whereas, there have been pressing and unresolved organizational matters plaguing ACES in the past months including the long awaited union registration and accreditation and recently, the summary termination and replacement of four duly-elected officers of ACES by President Lualah Pama.
Whereas, there ACES Board of Officers have not met in the last six months despite the written requests of the majority of the ACES Board of Officers.
Whereas, Article V, Section 4 of the approved and ratified ACES Constitution and By-Laws provides that the Board of Officers shall meet at least once a month and the National Executive Board, twice a month.
Whereas, Article V, Section 11 of the ACES Constitution and By-Laws provides for special members meetings can be called by the request of the majority of the Board of Officers or upon written request of at least one-fifth (1/5) of the total regular membership of the Alliance,
Whereas, there is an urgent need to address and resolve all these issues in order to make a huge step towards the realization of our goal for higher wages, better benefits and secure and safe working conditions.
Now therefore, we the undersigned officers and members of the Alliance of COMELEC Employees in Service (ACES), resolved as it is hereby resolves to call for a MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the ACES on November 25, 2011 at 3pm o’clock in the afternoon to discuss and resolve the pressing concerns of salary increase, ACES registration and accreditation, the arbitrary dismissal of elected ACES officers from the Board and other pertinent organizational concerns.
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