Following the cry of many workers for a wage hike, the new Wage Orders has been granted in NCR and Western Visayas, hence, will be reviewed by the Commission and will take effect fifteen (15) days after being published in a general circulation newspaper.
As per Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) press release, NCR has been granted a wage increase through Wage Order No. NCR-23 on May 13, 2022. Under the order, a P33.00 will be added to the current wage bringing the new minimum wage of P570.00 for non-agriculture workers and P533.00 for the agricultural sectors.
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The wage order, according to the (DOLE) is expected to protect around one million minimum wage earners in private establishments in the region from undue low pay.
It is in lieu with the increasing prices of basic goods, commodities and fuel products while considering the purchasing power of minimum wage earners.
To recap, the last Wage Order in NCR was implemented on November 22, 2018.
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Meanwhile, Wage Order No. RBVI-26 has also been approved in Western Visayas. Under the order, a P55.00 and P110 .00 increase will be added to the current wage bringing the new minimum wage for workers in the non-agriculture, industrial, and commercial establishments to P450.00 and P420.00 for those employing more than 10 workers and those employing 10 or less workers, respectively. A P95.00 increase has also been approved for workers in the agricultural sector bringing the new minimum wage of P410.00.
The wage order, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expected to protect around 214,836 minimum wage earners in private establishments in the region from undue low pay.
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It is also in lieu with the increasing prices of basic goods, commodities and fuel products while considering the purchasing power of minimum wage earners and to bring the rate above 2021 first semester poverty threshold.
In addition, Wage Order No. RBVI-DW-04 granted a wage increase of P500.00 bringing the new monthly minimum wage rate for domestic workers to P4,500. According to DOLE, the order is expected to benefit 160,795 domestic workers (49,413 live-in and 111,382 live-out).
To recap, the last Wage Order in private establishment and for domestic workers in Western Visayas were implemented on November 26, 2019 and May 8, 2019, respectively.
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Source: Department of Labor and Employment
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