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Central Visayas wages up by P13

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas has raised the daily minimum wage of private workers in Central Visayas by P13, the Department of Labor and Employment said Monday.

DoLE said the wage adjustment takes effect on March 10, increasing the daily minimum wage of workers in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.

In the commercial and industrial sectors, workers in Class A cities and municipalities, or the expanded Metro Cebu, will receive a new daily minimum wage of P366. Workers in Class B, including the cities of Toledo, Bogo, and the other municipalities in Cebu, except the islands of Bantayan and Camotes, will receive a daily rate of P333.

The daily minimum wage of workers in Class C, including Bohol and Negros Oriental, will be pegged at P323. Class D, comprising the municipalities of Siquijor and the islands of Bantayan and Camotes, will now be rated at P308.

In the agricultural sector, workers in Class A cities and municipalities will receive a daily rate of P348 (non-sugar) and P316 (sugar); and P318 (non-sugar) and P303 (sugar) for workers in Class B.

Workers in Class C cities and municipalities will receive P303 (non-sugar and sugar) daily, while workers in Class D municipalities will be afforded P288 (non-sugar) and P303 (sugar) daily wage.

Region 7 Labor Director Exequiel Sarcauga said the new wage order does not cover household or domestic workers, or persons in the personal service of another, as they are covered by Wage Order No. RBVI-D.W. 1, which was issued by the board in December 2015. 

The new wage order is also not applicable to workers of duly registered Barangay Micro Business Enterprises. 

Qualified handicapped workers, on the other hand, should be able to receive the full salary increase as specified in the new wage order.

Topics: Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board , Central Visayas , Minimum wage , Department of Labor and Employment
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