Good day! I would like to seek for your advice on the following:
1. I have been transferred from our sales office in Manila (main office is in Negros) to our customer's site in the province. We have a consignment contract with the customer for 1 year but it is renewable. The assignment did not specify if it is temporary or permanent assignment. But, since it is based on consignment contract with the customer, I may say it is a indefinite assignment. It has been 4 years since I was assigned here. The problem now is that I was not included in the NCR wage increase in July 2010. Now my rate is less than the minimum rate for NCR. Company reason is that I am now working in the province. Is this right? Please advice.
2. We also have a memorandum stating that we are not allowed to overtime. However, it is also stated in the memo that we are on a 24 hours on-call. The customer operation requires us to work 24/7. We are 3 here in the customer site and we decided to have a 2 shift, 2 in the morning (12 hours) and 1 in the evening (12 hours). This is so because there are a lot of work in the morning that 1 person could not do alone. The management has been aware of this shifting schedules and we have been complaining about this overtime for months. But, we have not received any positive feedback from them. Are they obliged to pay us overtime pay? Please help. Thanks a lot in advance.