September 5, 2023
The pockets of workers, producers, and ordinary households will keep hurting as long as only token wage hikes and token price controls are implemented.
August 8, 2023
The NCR minimum wage still falls short of the regional family living wage (FLW) despite the recent wage hike. Across the regions, minimum wages are likewise insufficient compared to the regional FLW. The biggest FLW-nominal wage gap is in BARMM with only Php341 in nominal wages versus a Php1,947 FLW.
June 21, 2023
The minimum wage falls far behind the family living wage even with the decline in headline inflation for May, especially across regions. Substantial hikes are needed to close this gap so that Filipino workers and their families can meet their basic needs.
May 26, 2023
After 34 years the real value of the minimum wage has fallen 28% on average across all regions nationwide. This strengthens the argument for reverting to a nationally mandated wage hike.
May 9, 2023
The decline in headline inflation for April did little to close the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage, especially across regions.
March 10, 2023
Inflation in areas outside NCR has gone down slightly to 8.5% in February. Yet, with minimum wages unchanged, the gap with the family living wage is still widening across the regions — with the worst shortfall in BARMM where the minimum wage is just 17.5% of the family living wage.
February 7, 2023
The January 2023 8.7% inflation continues to widen the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage. The minimum wage is highest in the NCR but the Php570 here has fallen to only 49.1% of the NCR family living wage of Php1,161. BARMM has the lowest minimum wage at Php341 and this is […]
December 6, 2022
The November 8% inflation pushes the family living wage higher up in all of the country’s regions while minimum wages remain insufficient – even the highest at Php570 in the NCR. Addressing this and the rampancy of low-paying informal jobs should be a top concern as legislative sessions draw to a close.
November 29, 2022
NCR has the highest minimum wage in the country – but is still just 50.3% of the family living wage. The gap is even larger on the rest of the country. The worst is on BARMM where the minimum wage is only 17.9% of the family living wage there.