Wage Board OKs P16 increase in daily minimum wage in Central Luzon

  • April 19, 2017
  • Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, April 19 (PIA) -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 3 has issued Wage Order No. RBIII-20 that provides a Php16 increase in daily minimum wage for private sector workers in Central Luzon effective May 1, 2017.

 

“The Board deemed it best to increase the minimum wage at a reasonable and equitable level in light of the regional poverty threshold level vis-à-vis average wage, along the need to promote performance-based incentive schemes under the Two-Tiered Wage System,” the order stated.

 

As such, new minimum wage for the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales will be Php380 for Non-Agriculture establishments with total assets of Php30 million or more, Php373 for Non-Agriculture establishments with total assets of less than Php30 million, Php350 for Agriculture Plantation, Php334 for Agriculture Non-Plantation, Php369 for Retail/Service with 16 or more workers, and Php355 for Retail/Service with less than 16 workers.

 

Moreover, new minimum wage for the province of Aurora is Php329 for Non-Agriculture, Php314 for Agriculture Plantation, Php302 for Agriculture Non-Plantation, and Php264 for Retail/Service with less than 16 workers. (CLJD-PIA 3)


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