Minimum daily wage for NCR workers up by P33, up to P110 in Western Visayas

Published May 14, 2022, 11:25 AM

by Aaron Recuenco 

The minimum wage of workers in Metro Manila will increase by P33 while those in Western Visayas will be up to P110 following the approval of the Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of the two regions.

This means that the workers in Metro Manila will receive a minimum of P570 daily pay for those in the non-agriculture sector and P533 for agriculture sector. The last Wage Order for workers in private establishments in Metro Manila was on November 22, 2018.

In Western Visayas, its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has approved a P55 to P110 increase for workers of non-agriculture, industrial and commercial establishments.

Based on the Wage Order No. RBVI-26 of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – VI (Western Visayas, the daily minimum wage in the region is now P450 and P420 for those employing more than 10 workers and those employing 10 or less workers, respectively.

The same order granted a P95 increase for workers in the agriculture sector bringing the daily minimum wage to P410.

The last Wage Order for workers in private establishments and for domestic workers in Western Visayas took effect on November 26, 2019 and May 8, 2019, respectively.

DOLE Sec. Silvestre Bello said the order for the increase of minimum wage in Western Visayas is expected to protect around 214,836 workers in private establishments in the region from undue low pay.

He also disclosed that another wage order was also released that provides a wage increase of P500 for domestic workers. This means that the minimum monthly salary for them will soon be at P4,500.

“It is expected to protect around one million minimum wage earners in private establishments in the region from undue low pay. The increase considered the restoration of the purchasing power of minimum wage earners because of the escalating prices of basic goods, commodities, and petroleum products,” the statement released by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) read.

“The increase considered the restoration of the purchasing power of minimum wage earners because of the escalating prices of basic goods, commodities, and petroleum products as well as to bring the minimum wage rate above the 2021 first semester poverty threshold,” it added.

The new wage orders will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

 
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

["national","news","news"]
[2997185,3005208,3005205,3005200,3005197,3005182,3005185]