Cashless scheme affects 2,700 toll road workers

Around 2,700 expressway employees will either be retrained or lose their jobs due to the ongoing shift to full cashless toll collection, toll road operators said.

Metro Pacific Tollways president Rodrigo Franco said 715 workers in its 377 toll booths will be affected.

It operates the North Luzon Expressway, Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway and the Cavite Expressway.

San Miguel Corporation has about 2,000 employees at its 369 toll lanes, Skyway president Manuel Bonoan said.

It operates the South Luzon Expressway, Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, Skyway, NAIA Expressway and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway.

Bonoan said SMC has more workers compared to MPTC as it employs ambulant tellers to take care of payments at the queue.

Franco said, “For us in the Metro Pacific group, what we are prioritizing now is the retraining of our employees who will be affected by the removal of cash transactions in our toll plaza.”

Source: https://www.philstar.com/nation/2020/12/19/2064828/cashless-scheme-affects-2700-toll-road-workers

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