low wages

Poor families grappling with high food costs despite lower inflation – IBON

July 5, 2024

Despite lower June inflation, Filipino families are not earning enough to keep up with the high prices.

IBON says of wage hike: “Ang bara ay ang di pag-suporta ng pangulo”

May 9, 2024

The proposed wage bills in Congress to various degrees bring wages closer to the family living wage, which corrects years of meager wage increases that have lagged behind profits, productivity and inflation.

Lack of gainful employment belies govt claims of improving jobs market — IBON

April 13, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration keeps touting that the labor market is improving. But there is a serious disconnect between this government hype and the actual reality of millions of Filipinos.

The excuses they give: Kung ayaw ng wage hike, maraming dahilan

February 20, 2024

COMMENTARY

Opponents of a minimum wage hike say it will be “catastrophic” – cause inflation, lead to layoffs, and bankrupt firms. They say it will only help a few and only for a little while. None of these arguments holds water.

NCR Family Living Wage, as of December 2023

January 12, 2024

Despite slower December 2023 inflation, Filipino’s wages and incomes are not enough to cope with costs of goods and services.