Calabarzon workers to get salary hike — DOLE

The wage hike in Calabarzon and other regions comes amid soaring fuel prices that lead to higher cost of basic commodities, such as food, electricity, and water bills.

Minimum wage earners in Calabarzon will get an increase in their daily take-home pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced last June 4.

In a press release, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) issued a wage order recommending a P47 to P92 salary hike for workers in Calabarzon.

The wage order sets the new minimum pay in the non-agriculture sector to P470 in the extended metropolitan area and cities of Antipolo and Dasmariñas, P429 in component cities and first-class municipalities and P390 in second to sixth class municipalities.

The Calarbazon wage board also set rates in the agriculture sector at P429 in the cities of Antipolo and Dasmariñas, and in first class municipalities; P390 in the second and third class municipalities; and P350 in fourth to sixth class municipalities.

Meanwhile, the new minimum wage in retail and service establishments with not more than 10 workers was set from the current P303 to P350.

The wage increase, which would be given in two tranches, is scheduled to take effect in the month of June, according to DOLE. 

Thumbnail photo courtesy of Partido Manggagawa

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