The gap between the mandated minimum wage and the family living wage has widened over the years.
Tags: Wage Hike
“We have the same calls since 1980s but the situation of nurses is still the same.”
“It’s not enough to cover for the rising prices of basic commodities, especially food items, and rising payments for basic services.”
“Wages take decades to adjust but the prices of Meralco, gas, water, increase often, just like that.” – Kadamay-NCR
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“No nation can prosper while its population wallow in unemployment and the government’s remedy for the problem is to herd its people and leave them to their fates abroad.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering that 2012 precedes an election year, the Aquino government only responded to decade-long calls of organized labor for…
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Under the new wage system, companies get more freedom to tinker with workers’ wages in the guise of raising productivity levels.” – EILER
By MARYA SALAMAT
A week before May 1, as P125 wage hike proposal nears Congress approval, the labor secretary and regional wage boards suddenly realized there is a need indeed for a wage hike.
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Since the labor department admitted early this year, in the face of a growing call for a substantial wage hike, that indeed there were supervening events warranting wage hikes, less than half (or eight out of 17) of the country’s regional wage boards have issued new wage orders. It…