Filipino workers productivity increasing but real wages falling — IBON
May 8, 2023
The gains from growing productivity are not going to workers as higher wages but to the profits of corporations and the wealth of the super-rich. Giving workers their fair share through decent wages will uplift their lives and also spur economic progress.
More ayuda more urgent than ever
November 22, 2022
Ayuda is urgent. Millions of Filipinos struggling with poverty even before the pandemic are now also dealing with joblessness from the lockdowns and rapidly rising prices of goods and services. Expanded emergency cash assistance combined with expanded support for farmers, fisherfolk and small businesses are critical to spur real economic recovery.
Labor productivity rises, wages remain low, big business benefits
July 18, 2022
Labor productivity has been rising yet workers’ wages remain low. How are big corporations benefiting from this?
Real wages fall as inflation spikes
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.
Cash subsidies for poorest households urgent as inflation reaches 21-month high
January 5, 2021
In the face of soaring prices, joblessness and meager incomes, emergency cash subsidies for the poorest Filipinos and support for small businesses need to be increased substantially. Distribute Bayanihan 2 cash assistance immediately, and a new cash subsidy program to cover several millions of vulnerable citizens should be drawn up.
Falling real wages, more expensive food (Updated)
December 6, 2019
Falling real wages, more expensive food
September 8, 2019
Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.