Job cuts seen at LRTA once MPIC-Ayala take over LRT Cavite project


Posted at Aug 14 2014 12:25 PM | Updated as of Aug 15 2014 12:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The expected takeover of Metro Pacific-Ayala consortium of LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension project will likely lay off some of the workers of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA).

MPIC president Joey Lim said LRT 1 employees will be given six months for evaluation once the consortium takes over, during which it has to assess the organization's efficiency and competency.

"The consortium will absorb the LRT-1 employees for 6 months after which time an evaluation will be made as to how many and whom we can retain," he said.

The Department of Transportation and Communications still hasn't issued a notice of award, after the Supreme Court barred the DOTC and LRTA from transferring the location of the common station from SM North EDSA to Trinoma mall.

The common station is part of the LRT 1 Cavite extension project.

The DOTC is still awaiting the legal opinion from the Solicitor General, seeking implications on the awarding of the PPP project. - ANC