Mimaropa workers to get daily minimum wage hike of P40 effective Dec. 7 | Inquirer News

Mimaropa workers to get daily minimum wage hike of P40 effective Dec. 7

/ 09:42 PM November 22, 2023

Mimaropa workers to get daily minimum wage hike of P40 effective Dec. 7


MANILA, Philippines — Effective on Dec. 7, minimum wage earners in Mimaropa (Region 4-B) will get a P40 wage increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) motu proprio wage hike order — Wage Order No. RB-MIMAROPA-11 — October, which was published on Nov. 21.


Establishments with 10 workers and above will get a new minimum daily wage of P395 and those with less than 10 workers will have P369.


A total of 46,881 minimum wage earners in Mimaropa — composed of the Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque,  Romblon, and Palawan — are expected to benefit from the increase.

Domestic workers in Mimaropa will also have an increase of P1,000 to their minimum monthly wage, bringing it to P5,500.

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According to the DOLE, there are 28,629 domestic workers in the region, with an estimated 5,800 of them on live-in arrangements.


“The new rates for workers in the private sector translate to an 11%-12% increase from the prevailing daily minimum wage rates in the region and result in a comparable 23% increase in wage-related benefits covering 13th-month pay, service incentive leave (SIL), and social security benefits such as SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG,” DOLE said.

Retail or service establishments regularly employing not more than 10 workers, and enterprises affected by natural calamities or human-induced disasters may apply to the RTWPB for exemption from the wage increase.

Barangay micro business enterprises are also not covered by the minimum wage law.

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