Ilocos wage level under review

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), has begun to assess the wage level in Region 1 even without the petition for salary increase from the workers’ groups.

DOLE Region 1 Director Grace Y. Ursua said the review of the last wage order which is now in effect seeks to address the hike on prices of basic commodities in the market.

The present daily minimum wage in Region 1 is pegged at P205, P223, P244 and P253 depending on the type of businesses.

Ursua, committee chair of the RTWPB, said public hearings are already being conducted in various places in the region for inputs from labor groups and the private companies to balance the interest between the workers’ needs and the capacity of the employers to pay.

“Basically, a year after the last issuance of wage order, there must be a petition from the workers’ sector for a public hearing on wage increase. However, no one has made a petition, thus, the DOLE initiated it,” said lawyer Rio Ariel Soriano of the RTWPB.

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