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Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage

Kabayan party-list Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang have filed a bill that would impose a national daily minimum wage and empower the labor secretary to adjust the rates. House Bill No. 7527 would do away with the current system of giving the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards the right to fix different regional minimum wage rates. The bill would also provide for an initial uniform P600 wage for both agricultural and nonagricultural workers throughout the country, citing the "principle of equal pay for work of equal value." The rate would apply to regular, contractual or casual employees from the private sector. The bill seeks to repeal Article 99 ...Keep on reading: Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 30th, 2018

DoLE chief: Eight wage boards have submitted recommendations

“EIGHT REGIONS” have already submitted their recommendations for an increase in their minimum wage rates, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello told reporters on Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Labor chief pushes for passage of Security of Tenure bill

Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) chief Silvestre H. Bello said that his department is endorsing the Security of Tenure Bill (SoT) and proposed to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) to certify the bill as urgent. “Yun ang aking (That was my) proposal, that we will endorse it,” the Labor secretary said. He added that during […] The post Labor chief pushes for passage of Security of Tenure bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Minimum wage up P20-30 in Cordillera

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has approved a P20 to P30 increase in the daily take-home pay of some 50,000 minimum wage earners in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Under the wage order issued by the Cordillera- Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), daily wage earners in Baguio City and Benguet will… link: Minimum wage up P20-30 in Cordillera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

‘Employers may appeal minimum wage hike’

BACOLOD City – Employers may file an appeal before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) on the recently approved minimum wage increase in Western Visayas, the region’s top labor official said on Wednesday. Regional Director Johnson Cañete of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the approval of new rates is flexible […] The post ‘Employers may appeal minimum wage hike’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Labor group hits budget chief Ben Diokno

The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino yesterday lambasted Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for his pronouncement that a P750 minimum wage would result in unemployment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Pimentel eyes law to ease burden of unpaid hospital bills for poor patients

SEN. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel wants a law prohibiting the imposition of interest or penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills of patients who earn minimum wage or less. The senator filed Senate Bill 1801 on May 15 in line with Republic Act 9439 or the “Act Prohibiting the Detention of Patients in Hospitals and Medical Clinics [...] The post Pimentel eyes law to ease burden of unpaid hospital bills for poor patients appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

House bloc files bill on P750 minimum wage

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE MAKABAYAN bloc on Monday filed a House Bill (HB) proposing to increase the nationwide minimum wage to P750, citing inflationary effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. “A P750 national minimum wage is what workers need now to somehow cope with the surging prices of goods […] The post House bloc files bill on P750 minimum wage appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

DOLE to study minimum wage hike, cash subsidy for Filipino workers

MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, May 28, said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will study a possible increase in minimum wage, amid increasing prices of goods. Bello said he had instructed wage boards to closely monitor the increasing prices of basic commodities, which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

No Canada jobs for mushroom pickers – DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) warned the public on Tuesday against "too good to be true" job offers abroad, following reports of Canada's supposed need for mushroom pickers. According to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Toronto, there are currently no job orders for mushroom pickers in Canada. It said the P180,000 monthly salary supposedly being offered was "inflated and inaccurate." Racket signs In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, labor attach Celeste Marie Ramos said that mushroom pickers in Canada were often paid minimum wage, ranging from 10 to 14 Canadian dollars, or P402 to P563. She added that the requirements for foreign worke...Keep on reading: No Canada jobs for mushroom pickers – DOLE.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

No more EO to abolish ‘endo’, but Duterte will back Security of Tenure bill — DoLE chief

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Thursday, April 19, said President Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify the Security of Tenure bill pending in the Senate as a priority bill, instead of signing an executive order on contractualization . “After going through the three proposed EO to be signed by the President, the consensus was… link: No more EO to abolish ‘endo’, but Duterte will back Security of Tenure bill — DoLE chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Central Visayas workers seek wage hike

SEVEN labor groups in Central Visayas have asked for an increase in the daily minimum wage for private sector workers in the region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said in a press release on Sunday. DoLE quoted Cyril L. Ticao, Region 7 director who heads the regional tripartite wages and productivity board, as […] The post Central Visayas workers seek wage hike appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

New charter to empower poor – Puno

THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution will include socioeconomic rights in the proposed draft of a new Charter to give the poor a “tool” to fight poverty. Retired chief justice Reynato Puno, ConCom chairman, on Wednesday said the body’s intention to expand the Bill of Rights in the draft Charter is [...] The post New charter to empower poor – Puno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Early Christmas Gift for Eastern Visayas Workers

The workers in Eastern Visayas may soon enjoy an increase in wages. “It will take effect on May 1,” DOLE Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales told reporters covering the public consultation on the minimum wage in Ormoc City in March 21. Gonzales, who is also the chairman of the regional tripartite wages and productivity board […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

P3,500 for kasambahay in NCR in effect Dec. 16

MANILA — Starting Dec. 16, all domestic workers or kasambahay in Metro Manila must be paid a monthly minimum wage of P3,500 a month, up from the previous mandatory rate of P2,500, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said. The DoLE made the announcement after the Wage Board for the National Capital Region (NCR) […] The post P3,500 for kasambahay in NCR in effect Dec. 16 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

New wage rates for kasambahays in WV

THE REGIONAL Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) VI, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), recently approved the new minimum wage rates for domestic workers in Western Visayas which takes effect Dec 08, 2017. Wage Order No. RBVI-DW 02 (Prescribing New Minimum Wage Rates for Domestic Workers in Region VI-Western […] The post New wage rates for kasambahays in WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

NEDA chief bucks further wage hike

MANILA, Philippines – Increasing the minimum wage further would not contribute to the government’s thrust of reducing poverty as layoffs would plunge more wo.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

NEDA chief backs 5% tariff for fish, meat

SOCIOECONOMIC Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia supports lowering tariffs for fish and meat imports to 5 percent to help contain the country’s rising inflation. According to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director general, if these tariffs are lowered and the consolidated rice tariffication measure—House Bill 7735, or “An Act Replacing the Quantitative Import Restrictions [...] The post NEDA chief backs 5% tariff for fish, meat appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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New York moves to cap Uber, app-ride vehicles

  NEW YORK -- New York's city council on Wednesday dealt a blow to Uber and other car-for-hire companies, passing a bill to cap the number of vehicles they operate and impose minimum pay standards on drivers.   It makes New York the first major US city to limit the number of app-based rides and to impose pay rules, with authorities under pressure to act over pollution and worsening congestion. The financial capital of 8.5 million is the biggest app-ride market in the United States, where public transport woes and astronomical parking costs have helped fuel years of untamed growth by the likes of Lyft and Uber. But that growth has brought New York's iconic yel...Keep on reading: New York moves to cap Uber, app-ride vehicles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Davao workers to get P56 wage hike

Minimum wage earners in the Davao region will get a pay increase of P56......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Davao new minimum wage rates to take effect Aug. 16

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY — The approved P56 increase in Davao Region’s minimum daily wage will come in two tranches, with the first installment of P30 taking effect on Aug. 16. The second tranche of P26 takes effect on Feb. 16, 2019. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) released on… link: Davao new minimum wage rates to take effect Aug. 16.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018