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Minimum wage consultations in NCR set on May 23 and June 4

by Kiko Cueto

CONSULTATIONS for the next minimum wage round in the National Capital Region (NCR) will begin on Thursday, May 23 and on June 4, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

According to the DOLE, it will be done with labor and employer sectors in Metro Manila.

A public hearing is also set on June 20.

This meant that after the consultations are done, the NCR’s Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will decide as to the propriety of adjusting the minimum wage for the region.

Likewise the labor department said that consultations was done after President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s made a call to the RTWPBs during his Labor Day address to initiate the timely review of the regional minimum wage rates “within 60 days prior to the anniversary of their latest wage order.”

After the directive, the DOLE, through the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), had given a resolution on May 6 that tasked the RTWPBs to commence the review of minimum wages.

It will be recalled that the latest order had set the minimum wage at P610 for workers in the non-agriculture sector, and P573 for workers in the agriculture sector, service/retail establishments employing 15 workers or less, and manufacturing establishments regularly employing less than 10 workers.



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