Labor groups again push for national minimum wage

‘The P33-wage increase is a pittance and woefully inadequate. It is not even enough to allow workers to recover the lost value of their wages,’ says SENTRO MANILA, Philippines – As the Department of Labor and Employment announced the Metro Manila and Western Visayas regional wage boards’ approval of a minimum wage hike on Saturday, … Read more

Marcos, Robredo wage final campaign battle in NCR

MANILA, Philippines – The two top candidates vying for the presidency on May 9, 2022, will end months of campaigning in the country’s seat power: the National Capital Region. On May 7, Bongbong Marcos Jr., running mate Davao Mayor Sara Duterte and their Senate bets – the de facto administration slate – will hold their … Read more

Record high US job openings, resignations likely to fuel wage inflation

WASHINGTON, USA – US job openings increased to a record high in March as worker shortages persisted, suggesting that employers could continue to raise wages and help keep inflation uncomfortably high. The labor department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, on Tuesday, May 3, also showed a record 4.5 million people voluntarily … Read more

Malacañang studies proposed 4-day work week, P24-billion wage subsidy

The National Economic and Development Authority has proposed a shift to a four-day work week, while the Department of Labor and Employment proposes a three-month wage subsidy for private sector workers MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is looking into proposals to shift to a four-day work week and a three-month wage subsidy for workers. Presidential Spokesperson … Read more