7 months Focus on ‘just’ living wage rather than minimum salary – senators MB
By VANNE ELAINE P. TERRAZOLA Senators believed that the government should look into granting workers a “just” living wage, instead of just raising the minimum daily salaries. They said this in the wake of the petition filed by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), which is seeking an additional P710 in the daily minimum wage of workers in Metro Manila Manila. The senators said the current P537 minimum wage is not enough to afford the basic needs of Filipino families. But Senator Joel Villanueva, chair the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, urged concerned government ... more