BACOLOD CITY — A labor group on Thursday slammed the request of employers to defer the minimal wage hike for employees in Western Visayas.
The Partido Manggagawa (PM) additionally opposed plans of some companies to hunt exemptions from the wage enhance.
“It’s including insult to harm to employees for the regional wage boards to exempt and defer the wage hike as demanded by employers. The minimal wage will increase usually are not even sufficient to get better the worth misplaced to inflation for the previous three years,” mentioned Rene Magtubo, PM nationwide chairperson.
Magtubo mentioned even small companies can afford to present their employees a pay enhance.
“’Wag kayong kuripot (Don’t be stingy). Earlier than the pandemic, companies, each large and small, amassed revenues and revenue with out sharing the productiveness good points [with] their employees,” he mentioned.
“From 2001 to 2016, the financial system doubled in measurement and productiveness elevated by 50 % however actual wages remained stagnant. The pie turned bigger however the slice of employees remained the identical. Employers greedily monopolized all the brand new wealth produced by the blood and sweat of employees,” he added.
Magtubo mentioned the financial stoop just isn’t sufficient purpose in opposition to a pay enhance.
Staff in home and personal institutions in Western Visayas will get a minimal wage enhance starting from P55 to P110 beginning June 5.
The Nationwide Wages and Productiveness Fee (NWPC) led by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday, Could 17, accredited the choice of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productiveness Board (RTWPB) to present laborers a wage hike to assist them address the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggling financial system.
The wage hike enhance was introduced by the web site of the Division of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday, Could 18.
Sixto Rodriquez Jr., regional director of the DOLE-Western Visayas, mentioned the wage hike will take impact 15 days from publication in a newspaper of basic circulation.
Frank Carbon, vp for the Visayas of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Business and chief government officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Business, mentioned the enterprise sector has but to obtain a replica of the brand new wage order in addition to the affirmation of the NWPC.
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Business is submitting a discover of attraction earlier than the RTWPB, looking for to recall its Wage Order No. RBVI-26 granting the pay hike.
DOLE workplace justifies accredited ‘low wage enhance’ by regional boards
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