wage increase

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

February 20, 2024

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.

Marcos Jr’s first year passes without a wage hike, while NCR hike in July still paltry — IBON

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.

PH minimum wages are family poverty wages – IBON

April 28, 2023

Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the official poverty threshold for a family of five.

Growing clamor for wage hike echoes urgency, justness and doability — IBON

March 31, 2023

Recently proposed legislation and petitions for a wage hike affirm that this is urgent, just and doable. Amid the poor jobs situation, low incomes and high prices, the minimum wage has not been enough for many Filipino families to live decently.

“Wage hikes are harmful”: Kung ayaw maraming dahilan

March 6, 2023

It’s perplexing for the economic team to speak about workers and their wages as if they are a burden to the economy. It’s people who most of all create value in the economy and for whom the economy is for.

NCR minimum wage barely half of family living wage

May 18, 2022

NCR minimum wage increased but still falls short of living wage