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Workers in Cordillera to get additional P50 to P60 wage increase

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Cordillera - The Department of Labor and Employment - Cordillera (DOLE-CAR) has agreed to give Cordillera workers additional minimum wage increase as set forth by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Office - Cordillera.

Mr. Nathaniel Lacambra, the DOLE CAR Regional Director said an additional P50 to P60 minimum wage increase has been approved and will come in two tranches. 

Lacambra explained that a P30 increase will be added to workers earning P350 in Baguio, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Tabuk City to make it P380 per day, while P40 will be added to workers in areas earning P340 to make it P380.

He said that the rest of the increase (P20) will be given on January 1, 2023 to make the minimum wage P400.

The new rates will be submitted to the National Wages Productivity Commission for approval and will take effect five days after being publish in national newspaper. 

For employers who can not afford the increase, Lacambra advises them to apply for provision of exemption. 



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