Wage board reminds mandatory compliance on minimum wage PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2017 12:34

By R.G. ANTONET GO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will furnish copies of Wage Order 19 to business establishments starting next week, to remind them of the mandatory compliance to the minimum wage.

Two copies of the wage order will be given to the establishments to be acknowledged by the representative of the company.

“Tan plano el board imbiya copy del wage order 19 na kada chenda para nohay rason cay hinde sila pwede man comply,” Joel M. Ijirani, RTWPB Board Secretary, said in an interview.

The board secretary is also urging companies to post a copy of the wage order in their respective bulletin boards.

Recall, DOLE RTWPB wage order 19 became effective in region 9 last October 1, 2016.

Meanwhile, Ijirani also reminded that the second tranche of increase has also become effective since January 1, 2017 for the agricultural plantation and non-plantation, retail service establishments, and cottage handicraft enterprises workers.

For agricultural plantations, the wage has been increased from P271 to P277. For the non-plantations, the increase is from P251 to P267.

For retail service establishments the increase is from 276 to P283, and for cottage handicraft enterprises, increase is from P251 to P267.

The Regional Wage Board is composed of two representatives from the employers sector, Edgar Lim and Roberto Valerio, two from the workers sector, Jose Suan and Rey Anthony Trio, the Vice Chairman, and National Economic Development Authority IX (NEDA) Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos, Vice Chairman and Department of Trade and Industry IX (DTI) Regional Director, Sitti Amina Jain and DOLE Regional Director and Wage Board Chairman, Sisinio B. Cano. (R.G. A A. Go)