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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

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

Catan: Stable Blood Supply in Cebu Province

Cebu Province’s blood supply is now more reliable as compared to the previous years, assured Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) Chief Dr. Rene Catan. In an interview over radio DyCM, Catan explained that his office is mandated to collect 100 units of blood to meet the minimum critical requirement for Cebu Province. “Sa pagkakaron (At […].....»»

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TUCP seeks P320 wage hike in Metro Manila

THE country's biggest labor group has filed a petition that seeks a P320 across-the board wage increase for the more than six million minimum-wage earners in the National Capital Region (NCR o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

TUCP petitions for P320 basic pay increase in Metro Manila

One of the country's largest labor centers on Thursday demanded a P320 across-the-board increase in the daily minimum wage for all private sector workers in Metro Manila.   The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said the current basic pay of P512 was not enough for a Metro Manila household with at least five members to live decently.   If approved, the petition that the TUCP filed in the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board would bring the minimum wage in the National Capital Region to P832.   This will "help restore the purchasing power of their wages, to cover the further increases in prices of basic goods and services, and to co...Keep on reading: TUCP petitions for P320 basic pay increase in Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Wage board to delay pay hike in Boracay

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-6) said it will delay the implementation of the minimum wage increase in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan in consideration of the six-month closure. RTWPB-6 secretary Atty. Ma. Ailyne P. Valaquio said the new salary rates would apply three months after the reopening of Boracay Island sometime in […] The post Wage board to delay pay hike in Boracay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Zamboanga business sector open to wage hike but…

THE ZAMBOANGA Peninsula business sector is not completely opposed to an increase in the minimum wage rates, but it raises the question of how it would impact on the region’s competitiveness and productivity. The post Zamboanga business sector open to wage hike but… appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Central, Western Visayas workers to get wage hike

Minimum wage earners in Central and Western Visayas will get a salary increase......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Central Visayas wage board okays P10-P20 hike — report

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has approved a P10-P20 increase in the minimum wage for Region VII, or the Central Visayas, Cebu newspaper The Freeman reported, citing a member of the board. The post Central Visayas wage board okays P10-P20 hike — report appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Wage boards OK pay hike for Visayas

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Regions 6 (Western Visayas) and 7 (Eastern Visayas), respectively, have approved the P41.50 and P20 increases in the daily take home pay of minimum-wage earners in the private sector. This was disclosed on Tuesday by Alan Tanjusay, spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of… link: Wage boards OK pay hike for Visayas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018