Labor group says P25 wage hike in Metro coming, Bello says unofficial


Posted at Oct 31 2018 12:30 PM | Updated as of Feb 24 2020 05:54 PM

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MANILA -- A labor group claimed Wednesday that the wage board in Metro Manila had approved a P25 increase in the minimum wage, smaller than the P334 that it had petitioned.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III refused to confirm the amount of the increase. He said he has not received a copy of the supposed order from the National Capital Region Wage Board.

Alan Tanjusay, ALU-TUCP spokesperson, said the Employers Confederation of the Philippines announced the wage hike Tuesday night.

A P25 pay hike in Metro Manila would raise the minimum wage to P537 a day.

--with a report from Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News