June 9, 2022
Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.
May 18, 2022
Price increases cause insufficient wages to further erode
May 18, 2022
NCR minimum wage increased but still falls short of living wage
May 5, 2022
The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.
May 1, 2022
Substantial wage increase should be among the priorities of the next administration.
April 9, 2022
If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.
March 4, 2022
Workers’ wages keep falling amid inflation and unchanging minimum wage. NCR minimum wage is now just half of the family living wage.
November 7, 2018
The new National Capital Region (NCR) minimum wage is still way below the amount that a family needs to cope with continuously rising prices, research group IBON said. The paltry increase reflects government’s refusal to institute a meaningful wage hike despite its urgency and doability. Government should instead have ordered employers to give a substantial […]
October 11, 2018
As the Metro Manila regional wage board deliberates a minimum wage hike for later this month, research group IBON said that a much-needed Php238 minimum wage increase is possible and need not be inflationary. Millions of Filipino workers including in the National Capital Region (NCR) are burdened by high prices of goods and services. The […]