FLW

Capitalists are inflationary, not wage hikes for workers

April 5, 2024

COMMENTARY

Employers can afford big wage hikes. Instead of protecting profits, the government should be doing everything it can to raise wages which will be good for workers, their families and the economy.

Marcos Jr’s first year passes without a wage hike, while NCR hike in July still paltry — IBON

July 3, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration cannot tout the NCR wage hike as an additional accomplishment to report on its first year. The new NCR wage is still so much lower than demanded by workers, than the FLW for a more decent standard of living, and even less than the increase in worker productivity, and the plight of millions more low-income self-employed and other informal sector workers and unemployed Filipinos remains unaddressed.

The family living wage (as of September 2022)

October 14, 2022

The recent oil price hike contributes to the soaring prices of basic goods and services. Filipino workers are having a hard time keeping up even with a minimum wage hike in June. In the National Capital Region, the minimum wage is barely half (51%) of the Php1,119 estimated family living wage needed by a family […]

Measly ECQ aid an afterthought — IBON

March 31, 2021

Poor and low-income families in NCR+ deserve not just Php1,000 but at least Php10,000 in emergency cash subsidies to be distributed immediately, or ten times more than being offered after a year of lockdowns.