Baguio City, Philippines – Minimum wage earners in the Cordillera region will receive additional pay starting this month.
This was after the second tranche of the daily pay increase under Wage Order No. CAR-21 issued by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board - Cordillera took effect on January 1.
The order provides an additional P20 to the daily minimum wage of workers in private establishments.
The first tranche of the wage hike took effect on June 14, 2022, which imposed a P30 increase for workers in Baguio City, La Trinidad, and Tabuk City while other areas had an additional P40.
From P340 – P350, domestic workers in the region will now have a uniform P400 daily rate.
The new wage order shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector within the region, regardless of their position, designation, or status and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid.
The board warned establishments to comply with the order and pay their workers the right amount, as they will be monitoring if adjustments were applied.
Retailers or service establishments regularly employing not more than 10 workers and those who are adversely affected by natural calamities and/or human-induced disasters may apply for exemption from compliance with the present wage order, pursuant to Rule VII, Section 1 of the Omnibus Rules on Minimum Wage Determination.
Under the order, any person, corporation, trust, firm, partnership, association, or entity who refuses or fails to pay the prescribed increase shall be dealt with pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of RA No. 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act, as amended by RA No. 8188.
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