Duterte signs act strengthening Magna Carta for scientists, engineers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 15 2019 08:09 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte approved Monday an act which seeks to strengthen the Magna Carta for scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology workers.

Under Republic Act No. 11312, the government should ensure that science and technology personnel, who have more workload than scientists and researchers, will be given fair compensation.

The act also forbids companies and agencies from putting limits on the compensation of science and technology workers from funded grants.

The newly-signed act amended RA 8439, which mandates compensation for science and technology workers not directly working for the Department of Science and Technology.

The law also says retired scientists and technical workers should be financially settled in their retirement.

-With a report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News