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Minimum wage hikes in Central Luzon take effect on June 20

Jun 16, 2022 @ 16:38
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Beginning June 20, a new minimum wage rate will be in force in Central Luzon.

The wage hikes approved by the National Wages and Productivity Commission were to take effect upon its publication in a local daily newspaper, according to the Philippine Information Agency.

Under Wage Order RBIII-23, the daily minimum wage of workers in private establishments in the region will increase by P40.

“The P40 increase will be given in two tranches— P30 upon effectivity of the wage order on June 20 and another P10 effective January 1, 2023,” Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board chairperson and Department of Labor and Employment-Region 3 director Geraldine Panlilio said in the report.

Upon effectivity of the wage order, the new daily minimum wage in Central Luzon provinces except Aurora will be P450 for non-agriculture establishments with 10 or more workers and P443 for establishments with less than 10 workers, according to the report.

Plantation workers in agricultural establishments will receive a daily minimum wage of P420 while non-plantation workers will receive P404.

Daily minimum wage in retail/service establishments with 10 or more workers will be P439, while it is P425 in establishments with less than 10 workers.

In Aurora, the daily minimum wage rate for non-agricultural workers is P399 starting June 20. Daily minimum wage of plantation workers in agricultural establishments will be P384 while P372 for non-plantation workers.

Workers in retail and service establishments in the province will receive a daily minimum wage of P334. Kasambahays or domestic workers in Central Luzon shall also receive an increase to their monthly wage on June 20.

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