Employers reminded of remaining P10 COLA increase for metro minimum wage earners
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that the remaining P10 increase in the cost of living allowance for minimum wage earning workers in Metro Manila must reflect in their salary beginning November 15 retroactive to November 1.
“This is [the] last P10 to the P30 COLA that was implemented last May 21 so this should be included in the payroll for minimum wage earners,” Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Friday.
She said by November, the minimum wage for Metro Manila workers should be P456.
Last May, the NCR Wage Board issued a new wage order introducing a P30 hike in the COLA allowance for workers in Metro Manila that would be paid in two tranches. The first of the two tranches took effect last June, thereby granting an additional P20 COLA for Metro Manila workers.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94