DOLE urges workers not to depend on wage PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 December 2017 17:38

By R.G ANTONET GO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office 9 is urging workers not to solely depend on their wages and   look for other means of income to boost their spending power.

Ofelia B. Domingo, DOLE 9 Regional Director said  that there are vaious ways on how workers can still earn more even outside  regular employment.

Workers can plant vegetables such which can be easily grown such as malungay, tomatoes, sili, okra, alugbati, and others so their wages will not be used anymore to buy vegetables, said Domingo.

“I hope the workers will realize there are a lot of things na pwede natin magawa within our control,” Domingo said.

The regional director also said that workers can also earn additional income though sidelines. These sidelines may include driving, selling of products, selling of food and others.

She explained that it is  beyond workers control for their wages to rise immediately as this will have to pass a process.

Current minimum wage the workers are receiving is at P296 per day.

Before the wage board finally decides to implement a wage increase, a wage consultation will have to done. The economic condition of the city and region will also be checked to include consumer’s price index, inflation rate, and purchasing power. (R.G. A A. Go)