[Infographic] It’s Complicated: Employment Status of Media Practitioners

If you think everyone who works for the media are the same, think again. Here in the Philippines, media workers vary in employment status depending on their positions or standing in their companies. They are either regular employees or contractual workers (often called talents/consultants).

(READ HERE: [Blog] The Life of TV Network Talents)

Below is an infographic prepared by Buhay Media based on information provided by media practitioners from four of the broadcast media companies in the country (see text after infographic for updates).

Media practitioners from other networks not included in this list may email us at buhaymediaph@gmail.com to share additional information.

(CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE) Produced by Buhay Media based on information provided by media practitioners from the four major television networks in the Philippines.

*IJM stands for Internal Job Market, an ABS-CBN Union that rallied for regularization back in 2010 (http://www.cmfr-phil.org/2010/10/20/sacked-abs-cbn-fires-more-employees/).

*9TV is now called CNN Philippines, after Nine Media Corporation struck a five-year deal with CNN / Turner Broadcasting System (http://www.medianewser.com/2014/10/first-on-mnp-9tv-to-rebrand-as-cnn.html).

(READ: [News] TAG stages #BuhayMediaProtest to end contractualization in media, labor force)

ADDITIONAL INFO (CONTRIBUTED):

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Employment Status: REGULAR

Benefits: 

  • Rice Allowance
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Education Allowance
  • 13th Month Pay
  • Mid-Year Bonus
  • GSIS
  • PhilHealth
  • Pag-IBIG
  • Overtime Pay
  • Productivity Pay
  • Yearend Cash Gift

Employment Status: REGULAR CONTRACTUAL

Benefits:

  • Same as regular employees but without plantilla positions

Employment Status: CONTRACT OF SERVICE / TALENT

Benefits:

  • Occasional cash gift
  • No SSS
  • No PhilHealth
  • No Pag-IBIG
  • No Bonuses (Mid-year & 13th Month)
  • Required to render overtime work without extra pay
  • Required to render work during holidays

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