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Ilocos Norte offers temporary work to wage earners displaced by lockdown

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The province is also preparing 3 of its largest hospitals for when the number of people infected by the coronavirus will possibly rise

WORK-FOR-CASH beneficiaries help in environmental cleanup. Photo from Ilocos Norte Media Office

DOLE Bicol approves regional minimum wage increases

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:16 PM

The Bicol wage board pegs the daily minimum wage in the region at P335

INCREASE. File photo of Filipino factory workers. Photo by Therence Koh/AFP

New UK government raises minimum wage

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Almost 3 million people would benefit from the increase, the government says

NEW GOVERNMENT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London on December 13, 2019, following his Conservative party's general election victory. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFPDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Western Visayas workers get P30-minimum wage increase

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The wage order is expected to take effect in late November or early December

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. Workers load harvested sugar cane onto a truck in the central Philippine island of Negros. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Militant groups demand pay hike, crackdown on illegal Chinese workers on Labor Day

May 01, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Protesters in Bacolod City burn the effigy of President Duterte depicted as Sauron, the dark lord in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Militant groups in Negros Occidental join the nationwide Labor Day protests on May 1, 2019. Photo by by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Colmenares, Roque back national minimum wage for Filipinos

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The senatorial bets argue that prices of basic goods may even be higher in the provinces compared to Metro Manila

HIGHER WAGES. Filipino labor groups have long been calling for a national minimum wage in the Philippines. Photo from the Makabayan bloc

Mimaropa workers get wage increase

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The wage increase takes effect on November 27 as ordered by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, which cited the need to 'help workers cope with rising cost of living'

Marijuana, abortion, greyhounds: The local issues on U.S. midterm ballots

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:38 AM

From legalizing recreational marijuana to banning greyhound racing, here are local initiatives that Americans voted on during the midterm elections

VOTE. Americans also vote on local initiatives during the US midterm elections 2018. File photos from AFP, Shutterstock

New Metro Manila minimum wage set at 500 to P537 | Evening wRap

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:07 PM

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New Metro Manila minimum wage set at P500 to P537

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Wage Order No. 22 will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper, but labor groups say the increase won't help workers struggling with rising inflation

Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Monday "Labor Day" to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. The Department of Labor and Employment said about 143,000 jobs available for job-seeking Filipinos, both for local and overseas employment. Photo by Darren langit/Rappler

P25 minimum wage hike in Metro Manila approved

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The amount is way lower than the proposed P334-increase by labor group ALU-TUCP, one of the petitioners

WAGE HIKE. An additional P25 will be given to Metro Manila minimum wage workers. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Metro Manila workers expect at least P20 minimum wage hike in October

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:02 AM

But labor groups say the P20 per day increase is a measly amount and not enough to help workers cope with the rising prices of goods

HIKE. The labor department announced that Metro Manila minimum wage earners will soon have a pay hike. Rappler file photo

Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power

Jul 14, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Average minimum wage in the non-agricultural sector across all regions amount to P330.47 daily in April, but the actual purchasing power of Filipinos is only P208.38, says ALU-TUCP

HIGHER PRICES. Basic goods has seen a spike in prices at the Kamuning Public Market in Quezon City on June 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] Why the clamor for higher wages is justified

May 31, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The point is to talk about wages that will allow the poorest families to escape the poverty trap

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May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

DOLE to study minimum wage hike, cash subsidy for Filipino workers

May 28, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Labor officials say a minimum wage increase could be implemented across the country this year, if prices continue to rise

Makabayan bloc files national minimum wage bill. Photo by House Makabayan bloc

Makabayan lawmakers file bill for P750 national minimum wage

May 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago

Makabayan bloc files national minimum wage bill. Photo by House Makabayan bloc

Labor group pushes for wage increase amid higher prices

May 25, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Partido Manggagawa says a majority of wage earners 'gained nothing' from the tax reform law and ended up 'devastatingly hit' by inflation

HIGHER PRICES. In this file photo, a protester holds a placard with a slogan "Train to Gutom," alluding to higher prices brought by the effects of the tax reform law. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler


Most Filipinos worry about workers' pay, inflation – Pulse Asia

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:22 AM

While urgent concerns are mostly economic in nature, levels of concern about fighting corruption and enforcing the rule of law drop between December 2017 and March 2018

Labor groups seek wage hike for Central Visayas

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One petition is for an across-the-board daily wage increase of P155.80, while another petition wants an increase of P120

Foreign students, backpackers face 'endemic wage theft in Australia'

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:13 PM

International students and backpackers working in Australia are subjected to 'systemic wage theft', with about 1/3 paid half the minimum wage and those from Asia the worst-hit

AT WORK. In this file photo, a barista makes coffee in one of Melbourne's inner-city laneways on March 29, 2010. William West/AFP

FAST FACTS: Minimum wage in ASEAN countries

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia have the highest minimum wage rates in the region

Bato dela Rosa to newbie cops: You'll get double pay by 2018

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

If Congress allows it, a PO1 will receive a monthly salary of P29,668 by January 2018

Kegundahan Prisia Nasution lihat generasi muda tak tahu pencipta lagu Indonesia Raya

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:49 PM

Prisia terlibat dalam film 'Wage' yang diluncurkan pada 28 Oktober

FILM BARU. Aktris Prisia Nasution akan merilis film terbaru berjudul 'Wage'. Foto oleh Fariz Fardianto/Rappler

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Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Metro Manila minimum wage earners to get P21 more starting October 5

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Non-agricultural workers will now receive P512 per day while agriculture and service workers will get P475 per day

P21 minimum wage increase granted to Metro Manila workers

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

From P491 minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will now earn P512 starting October

P21 INCREASE. The Metro Manila wage board has granted a P21 increase in the minimum wage of workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Labor union to wage board, employers: Try living on P357 a day

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The P491 minimum wage in Metro Manila has a real value of only P357 based on National Wages and Productivity Commission data

JOBS. Unemployed Filipinos in a job fair. Rappler file photo

Labor groups protest 'one failed year' under Duterte

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Labor groups hold a protest rally in Quezon City and raise 6 promises that President Rodrigo Duterte has made to workers but has yet to fulfill

FAILURE. Various of labor groups hold a protest rally on the government's failure to address the needs of workers as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office on Friday, June 30. Photo by Darren Langit

4-day workweek bad for workers' health, productivity – labor group

May 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show there were more than 8 million overworked Filipinos in 2015

Filipino cannery workers process sardines at the Mega Fishing Corporation in southern Zamboanga City on February 25, 2009. Sardine manufacturers are optimistic with growth both for domestic and export this year as millions of people continue to consume the cheap canned sardine amid the global economic slump. The Philippine government cut its economic growth forecast for 2009 and warned the budget deficit would soar as President Gloria Arroyo increases government spending to help shield the Philippines from the full effects of the global financial turmoil. AFP PHOTO / THERENCE KOH / AFP PHOTO / THERENCE KOH

Makabayan bloc calls for national minimum wage

May 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate challenges the President to make real his promise lifting the workers from the bondage of exploitation

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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May 01, 2017 - 10:18 AM

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Is it time for a national minimum wage?

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1

Pre-Labor day protest of women group Gabriela and Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan greeting the arrival of the heads of state of ASEAN members at Mendiola April 28, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry architecture and engineering and design according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

HIGH-PAYING JOBS. The labor department releases a list of the top 10 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

Barbers vs Pichay, Manila City Jail, Bhumibol of Thailand | 6PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:44 PM

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NEDA, DOLE ditch proposed P125 wage hike

Oct 12, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Different regions have different conditions cost of living conditions so you cannot just enforce a uniform increase across all regions says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

TO GO WITH "LIFESTYLE-PHILIPPINES-FASHION-SHOES" by Mynardo Macaraig Labourers work at a shoe factory in Marikina City, Rizal province, east of Manila on July 13, 2010. They owned the world's largest shoes and had Imelda Marcos for a celebrity endorser, but today the Philippines' cobblers are in danger of being buried by an avalanche of cheap imports.Marikina shoes were once widely used both locally and abroad. Marikina-made snake-skin shoes become the toast of Fifth Avenue in the early-1980s, the city boasts on its website. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Sotto bill seeks 14th month pay for private employees

Aug 01, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The senator says 14th month pay is needed because the recent P10 minimum wage increase is too small and 13th month pay is gobbled up by Christmas expenses

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Aside from a new minimum wage of 200 a month domestic workers will also have a weekly day off and 30 days of annual paid leave among others

Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) talks with MPs during a parliament session at the Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on July 3, 2016. Kuwait said it plans to tap the international debt market through bond issues to finance its budget deficit after recording a first shortfall in 16 years. / AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

Starbucks to boost US employee pay

Jul 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The coffee giant will increase base pay for baristas and store managers by 5 or more

epa01402247 The sign above the door of a Starbucks Coffee shop in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.,USA on 02 July 2008. Starbucks Corp. announced plans to close 600 stores, a move which could eliminate as many as 12,000 full- and part-time jobs. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

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Jun 13, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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Duterte studies P50,000 minimum wage for PNP

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Duterte ally Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes this can prevent the bribery of policemen

Philippine police salute at Camp Crame in suburban Manila on November 9, 2015. Jay Directo/AFP

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote rich province in the Philippines with about 2 7 million registered voters

Image courtesy Nico Villarete. Base image of female courtesy Apple Grace Danuco

Misamis Oriental workers seek end to contractualization

May 01, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Labor leaders say workers do not feel the effects of the Philippines economic growth

END CONTRACTUALIZATION. A laborer and union member from the Bagong Buhay Arastre and Stevedoring, Inc. calls demands for the govenrment to strictly implement fair labor practices. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Labor Day cry: 'End contractualization, raise wages'

May 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

On Labor Day militant workers call the Aquino administration a butcher of jobs as they challenge presidential bets to abolish contractualization and raise wages

Minimum wages go up in Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley

May 01, 2016 - 2:29 PM

All minimum wages in the country will thus be higher than the poverty threshold says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

California raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Labor advocates say the increase will help millions of families but some lawmakers warn it will only hurt the job market

epa05019836 Hundreds of low wage and minimum wage workers and activists demonstrate outside of a McDonalds fast food restaurant demanding an increase to the minimum wage to 15 US dollars an hour in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 10 November 2015. Workers across the United States held protest in a national day of action to raise the minimum wage. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Why is eurozone inflation so persistently low?

Mar 06, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Here s how oil prices exchange rates wages and corporate investment affect inflation

epa05023363 Clouds are howering over the Finnish capital Helsinki, with the Finnish flag on a boat almost hanging half-mast, Helsinki, Finland, 26 September 2015. Eurozone economic growth slowed in the third quarter of 2015, coming in at a less-than-expected 0.3 per cent compared with the previous three months, according to data released 13 November 2015. The 19-member currency bloc has struggled to rev up its economic engine after emerging from recession in 2013. Inflation is hovering around zero and unemployment is only gradually falling.  Growth in the eurozone's gross domestic product (GDP) continued to slip after dropping from 0.5 per cent in the first quarter and 0.4 per cent in the second, according to an estimate by the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat. Finland is part of Eurozone and it's currently worst performing economy. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Labor groups ask SC to abolish regional wage boards

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The Wage Rationalization Act has led to different minimum wages in the regions as determined by their respective wage boards causing inequality among workers

EQUAL MINIMUM WAGE? Labor groups go to the Supreme Court to ask for the abolition of regional boards that set varying wages, and instead pushes for national minimum wage rates. File photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers

P500-WAGE INCREASE. The new wage order is good news for kasambahays employed in Eastern Visayas. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to Cebu workers: Wage increase not the solution

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:52 PM

The presidential bet and his running mate Alan Cayetano tell Mactan Export Processing Zone workers in Lapu Lapu that their goal is to lower cost of living