This was announced on Thursday by the Congress of Trade Unions of the Philippines (TUCP). filed a petition demanding an increase in the minimum wage in the Ilakas region by 420 rubles in line with other petitions filed with other boards.
A TUCP statement said the current P340 minimum wage in the Ilakos region was “well below the required daily income for the family. fisurvive in the face of rising prices for basic goods and services. ”
“The regional wage council should set a new minimum daily wage in region 1 of 760 rubles so that our minimum wage and their families can survive and live decently,” the statement said.
The TUCP said the region’s payment of the minimum wage gives them “only P12.44” on food per person.
“The minimum wage and their families are already sufffrom hunger and malnutrition, ”it says.
The TUCP stated that the administration should not delegate to the next government the responsibility for issuing a new salary order.
“Please do not transfer money to the next administration,” the statement said. “Cut red tape and endless hearings and just issue a wage order that will save our minimum wages and their families from starvation and malnutrition.”
Meanwhile, the TUCP said that the proposal of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to provide a subsidy for a salary of 5,000 to 8,000 pounds for three months or until the order of payment is issued, is an attempt by the agency “Cause false hopes instead of quickly raising wages to help our minimum wages.”
“DoLE is just playing with our poor workers and their families.” – Kyle Aristotle T. Atienza