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.
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 […]
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.
April 29, 2019
Wages of workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) continue to fall even as their growing labor productivity drives economic growth under the Duterte government. The mandated minimum wage is not even keeping up with the rising cost of living for ordinary Filipinos. Research group IBON said that keeping wages low distributes wealth unevenly and […]
November 7, 2018
October 17, 2018