Gov't urged to rethink location as basis for wage-setting


Posted at Nov 06 2018 11:37 AM

Construction workers install barricades covering three south-bound lanes near the Tandang Sora Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue intersection in Quezon City. ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment should look into imposing a non-geographical minimum wage to balance the interest of workers and small enterprises, an analyst said Tuesday.

Some companies, while able to pay higher wages, give out lower pay because they are outside Metro Manila, expert Mon Abrea told DZMM.

"Tayo naniniwala tayo na yung malalaking companies kaya niya (We believe the big companies can take it)," he said.

The National Capital Region wage board approved a P25 increase in the minimum wage on Monday. But labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress said such an increment was an injustice to workers.