Mexico to hike minimum wage by 20% in 2023, raising inflation worries

Reuters 12/03/2022

MEXICO CITY  – Mexico will raise the minimum wage by 20 percent next year after employers, labor representatives and the government reached an agreement, officials said on Thursday, although some critics warned the move could fuel inflation.…

Tulfo seeks ‘decent wages’ for gov’t workers earning below industry rate

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Government workers earning below industry standard such as street sweepers and traffic aides should be given decent wages, Senator Raffy Tulfo said Monday. Tulfo said that the government should comply with the labor standards…

Wage Board approves P31 increase for CV minimum wage earners

Futch Anthony Inso 05/24/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-7 has approved a P31 increase for all minimum wage earners across Central Visayas. This was confirmed to Cebu Daily News Digital by Joe Tomongha, labor…

P33 wage hike in Metro Manila, P55-P110 in W. Visayas

Donna Pazzibugan 05/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The daily minimum wage in Metro Manila has been raised by P33, and by P55 to P110 in the Western Visayas region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday. Labor groups described the…

Metro Manila wage board junks TUCP petition for P470 hike

Daphne Galvez 04/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity (RTWPB) has junked the petition of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) for a 470-peso hike in Metro Manila to increase the minimum daily wage from…

Study pay hike for domestic helpers – Bello

Donna Pazzibugan 03/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Wage authorities will include domestic helpers’ salaries in their study of a possible adjustment in the minimum wage amid rising fuel prices prompted by the conflict in Ukraine. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has…

More labor groups in Central Visayas seek wage hike

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More labor groups are asking the government to impose wage hikes in Central Visayas. Alyansa sa mga Mamumuong Kontraktwal sa Sugbo (ALSA Kontraktwal-Cebu) on Monday, March 21, filed a petition before the Regional…

P430-increase in daily minimum wage in Central Visayas sought

Morexette Marie Erram 03/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A P430-increase in the daily minimum wage is being proposed in Central Visayas. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is set to file a wage hike petition before the Regional Tripartite…

Labor group to file wage hike petition in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A petition to increase wages in Central Visayas will be filed this Monday, March 21.  The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is set to file a wage hike petition in the…

PH gov’t is biggest violator of workers’ rights

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/15/2021

The government is so high-strung and unforgiving in commanding private employers to pay their employees minimum salaries and other benefits made mandatory by law. The Philippine government, however, is a huge hypocrite, because it’s the biggest abuser…

Minimum wage hike needs careful study; might force businesses to close — DOLE

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The petition to increase the minimum wage must be studied carefully as employers might not be able to afford it and be forced to shut down operations, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Thursday.…

DSWD-7 targets 1.3M families to receive P6K financial assistance

Futch Anthony Inso 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 has estimated that 1.3 million families will benefit the social amelioration program in Central Visayas. The program is mandated by Republic Act No. 11469 or…

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