NKTI workers gain victories

THE ASSOCIATION OF health workers at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute announced the victories it gained from its collective negotiating agreement (CNA) with the hospital management.

The workers were able to assert the provision of benefits including a mutual benefit allowance (P5,000 per employee), free meals, free hospitalization for surgeries, and other health benefits, and an additional fund for retirees (P70,000).

The NKTI specializes in treating kidney complications. Although state-owned, it is profit-oriented as operation is corporatized. The NKTI Employees Association is a member of the Alliance of Health Workers.