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Colmenares, Roque back national minimum wage for Filipinos

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The senatorial bets argue that prices of basic goods may even be higher in the provinces compared to Metro Manila

HIGHER WAGES. Filipino labor groups have long been calling for a national minimum wage in the Philippines. Photo from the Makabayan bloc

Marijuana, abortion, greyhounds: The local issues on U.S. midterm ballots

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:38 AM

From legalizing recreational marijuana to banning greyhound racing, here are local initiatives that Americans voted on during the midterm elections

VOTE. Americans also vote on local initiatives during the US midterm elections 2018. File photos from AFP, Shutterstock

New Metro Manila minimum wage set at P500 to P537

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Wage Order No. 22 will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper, but labor groups say the increase won't help workers struggling with rising inflation

Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Monday "Labor Day" to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. The Department of Labor and Employment said about 143,000 jobs available for job-seeking Filipinos, both for local and overseas employment. Photo by Darren langit/Rappler

P25 minimum wage hike in Metro Manila approved

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The amount is way lower than the proposed P334-increase by labor group ALU-TUCP, one of the petitioners

WAGE HIKE. An additional P25 will be given to Metro Manila minimum wage workers. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Metro Manila workers expect at least P20 minimum wage hike in October

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:02 AM

But labor groups say the P20 per day increase is a measly amount and not enough to help workers cope with the rising prices of goods

HIKE. The labor department announced that Metro Manila minimum wage earners will soon have a pay hike. Rappler file photo

Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Average minimum wage in the non-agricultural sector across all regions amount to P330.47 daily in April, but the actual purchasing power of Filipinos is only P208.38, says ALU-TUCP

HIGHER PRICES. Basic goods has seen a spike in prices at the Kamuning Public Market in Quezon City on June 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Why the clamor for higher wages is justified

May 31, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The point is to talk about wages that will allow the poorest families to escape the poverty trap

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May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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DOLE to study minimum wage hike, cash subsidy for Filipino workers

May 28, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Labor officials say a minimum wage increase could be implemented across the country this year, if prices continue to rise

Makabayan bloc files national minimum wage bill. Photo by House Makabayan bloc

Makabayan lawmakers file bill for P750 national minimum wage

May 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago

Makabayan bloc files national minimum wage bill. Photo by House Makabayan bloc

Labor groups seek wage hike for Central Visayas

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One petition is for an across-the-board daily wage increase of P155.80, while another petition wants an increase of P120

FAST FACTS: Minimum wage in ASEAN countries

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia have the highest minimum wage rates in the region

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Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357 based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data

JOBS. Unemployed Filipinos in a job fair. Rappler file photo

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill

FAILURE. Various of labor groups hold a protest rally on the government's failure to address the needs of workers as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office on Friday, June 30. Photo by Darren Langit

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

May 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015

Filipino cannery workers process sardines at the Mega Fishing Corporation in southern Zamboanga City on February 25, 2009. Sardine manufacturers are optimistic with growth both for domestic and export this year as millions of people continue to consume the cheap canned sardine amid the global economic slump. The Philippine government cut its economic growth forecast for 2009 and warned the budget deficit would soar as President Gloria Arroyo increases government spending to help shield the Philippines from the full effects of the global financial turmoil. AFP PHOTO / THERENCE KOH / AFP PHOTO / THERENCE KOH

Makabayan bloc calls for national minimum wage

May 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate challenges the President to make real his promise lifting the workers from the bondage of exploitation

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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May 01, 2017 - 10:18 AM

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Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Pre-Labor day protest of women group Gabriela and Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan greeting the arrival of the heads of state of ASEAN members at Mendiola April 28, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Aside from a new minimum wage of 200 a month domestic workers will also have a weekly day off and 30 days of annual paid leave among others

Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) talks with MPs during a parliament session at the Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on July 3, 2016. Kuwait said it plans to tap the international debt market through bond issues to finance its budget deficit after recording a first shortfall in 16 years. / AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

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Jun 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote rich province in the Philippines with about 2 7 million registered voters

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Misamis Oriental workers seek end to contractualization

May 01, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Labor leaders say workers do not feel the effects of the Philippines economic growth

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. A laborer and union member from the Bagong Buhay Arastre and Stevedoring, Inc. calls demands for the govenrment to strictly implement fair labor practices. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Labor Day cry: 'End contractualization, raise wages'

May 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

On Labor Day militant workers call the Aquino administration a butcher of jobs as they challenge presidential bets to abolish contractualization and raise wages

California raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Labor advocates say the increase will help millions of families but some lawmakers warn it will only hurt the job market

epa05019836 Hundreds of low wage and minimum wage workers and activists demonstrate outside of a McDonalds fast food restaurant demanding an increase to the minimum wage to 15 US dollars an hour in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 10 November 2015. Workers across the United States held protest in a national day of action to raise the minimum wage. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Labor groups ask SC to abolish regional wage boards

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The Wage Rationalization Act has led to different minimum wages in the regions as determined by their respective wage boards causing inequality among workers

EQUAL MINIMUM WAGE? Labor groups go to the Supreme Court to ask for the abolition of regional boards that set varying wages, and instead pushes for national minimum wage rates. File photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Duterte to Cebu workers: Wage increase not the solution

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:52 PM

The presidential bet and his running mate Alan Cayetano tell Mactan Export Processing Zone workers in Lapu Lapu that their goal is to lower cost of living

DOLE approves P5 to P12 wage increase in Bicol region starting December 25

Dec 21, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The new rates apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector regardless of their position

File photo by Rappler

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Dec 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

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Minimum wage in Central Luzon up by P15

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Wage earners in Aurora have a slightly higher increase of P20

WAGE HIKE. The P15-increase is good news for minimum wage earners in Central Luzon. File photo by Rappler

Minimum wage in parts of Metro Cebu up by P13

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:21 AM

The order covers minimum wage earners in the private sector in 6 cities and 6 towns in Cebu

JOBS FAIR. Applicants find jobs that match their skills. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The wage is set at 3 600 kyat 2 80 for a standard 8 hour work day and takes effect from Tuesday

Material World: What can Madonna's Super VIP ticket cover?

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The most expensive ticket for Madonna s concert is worth P57 750 beyond the reach of the average Filipino

Labor group pushes for P92 wage increase in Central Visayas

Jul 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The proposed wage hike is too high says the head of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Let us not kill each other Let us survive together

Rappler file photo by Roy Lagarde

Northern Mindanao minimum wage up P12 a day by July 3

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:30 PM

These wage earners are also exempted from paying income tax on their wage and on their hazard pay holiday pay night shift differential and overtime pay

#FightFor15: Fil-Ams join fight for higher wages in US

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We need legislative action It is not just one evil employer It s systematic

Filipino workers say US bakery paid only $2 an hour

Mar 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Filipino migrant employees sue the owners of L Amande French Bakery for wage theft and human trafficking

Is the minimum wage enough for a day's worth of nutritious meals?

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The gap between the food budget and food expenses is evident in the increasing number of families identifying themselves as food poor

P15 minimum wage hike for Metro Manila workers approved

Mar 18, 2015 - 4:27 PM

UPDATED Starting April 15 the region s minimum wage for workers in the non agricultural sector is now at P481 and in the agricultural sector at P444

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 18, 2014

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Reactions to the fuel price increase the minimum wage in Jakarta the case of another Indonesian jailed for a Facebook post and more

PANIC BUYING. Motorcycle drivers queue to refuel a few hours before the fuel price rises at a gas station in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on November 17, 2014. Photo by EPA

Philippines gives Libya repatriates P10,000 each

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:15 PM

The Philippines also claims it is unfair to say that repatriates from Libya can t find jobs in their own country

Swiss reject world's highest minimum wage

May 18, 2014 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED If they said yes it would ve been the world s highest minimum wage at US 25 per hour

IN PHOTOS: Saleslady

May 01, 2014 - 1:42 PM

On Labor Day we pay tribute to the ladies who smile at us and serve us all day as we buy goods to our liking

Opportunity for all

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In the coming months let’s see where else we can make progress together Let’s make this a year of action

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

Workers find ways: The farm worker

Sep 15, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Farm worker wins lawsuit against hacienda boss in Negros

UPHIL BATTLE. Jolu shares experiences in asserting his rights as sugar farm worker in Negros. Photo by Daniel Rudin/Rappler

Metro Manila minimum wage increased to P466

Sep 06, 2013 - 6:51 PM

The wage board approves a P10 a day wage hike and P15 additional cost of living allowance

Foreign biz group cites negative effects of wage hikes

Aug 07, 2013 - 2:43 PM

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines says any wage hike in NCR will result in layoffs relocation of foreign investors and higher inflation

New rules for PH domestic workers in Saudi

Mar 19, 2013 - 4:38 PM

The agreement comes months after Saudi Arabia agreed to a 400 minimum wage and lifted a year long ban on hiring Filipino domestic workers

FINAL AGREEMENT. Philippine Undersecretary of Labor Danilo Cruz and Saudi Deputy Minister of Labor for International Affairs Ahmed Al-Fahaid shake hands after their meeting in Riyadh. Photo courtesy of DFA