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New wage hike takes effect on Dec. 7

November 23, 2012


SOME Christmas cheer is coming for private sector workers in Central Visayas as the P22 minimum wage increase takes effect on on Dec. 7, the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said yesterday. DOLE Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango said Wage Order No. VII-17 containing the P22 minimum wage increase was published […]

How much more will Cebu workers get?

November 9, 2012


Workers in Metro Cebu, which belongs to Class A, will receive P327 a day instead of P305 once the new wage order takes effect. Those working outside the metropolis fall under different categories at a lower rate. Class A covers cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu, Danao, Naga, Carcar and Talisay along with towns of Compostela, […]

Motion for recon to delay wage hike hearing–exec

August 19, 2012


by Jhunnex Napallacan, Correspondent   A public hearing on two pending wage increase petitions will be delayed pending resolution of a motion for reconsideration filed by a management representative in the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said lawyer […]

Labor dept declares 2 Cebu brgys as child labor free

July 16, 2012


TWO Cebu barangays have been included in the labor department’s list of child labor free barangays in the country. Barangay Adlaon, an upland barangay in Cebu City and barangay Kayang in Bogo have been declared by the Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as child labor-free. Dole has drawn up an initial list of 80 […]

Bus drivers welcome fixed wage, owners compain

July 7, 2012


SEVERAL bus drivers in Cebu said they welcome the labor department order requiring them to be paid fixed salaries instead of an amount based on their passenger load. The order of the Dept. of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) to all public utility owners took effect last July 1. “Okay ra man ng minimum ang swaeldo […]

Buses to give fixed wages to drivers, conductors

July 4, 2012


MINI-BUS operators in Cebu expressed support for a directive of the Department of Labor and Employment requiring a fixed salary for drivers and conductors set at the minimum wage. Starting July 30, buses and mini-buses have to secure a compliance certificate from DOLE on the agency’s recent wage order before a franchise is renewed. Regional […]

Palma: Divert funds allocated for condoms to solve child labor

July 2, 2012


THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the government yesterday to use the funds allocated for contraceptives to solve the high incidence of child labor in the country. “Instead of buying condoms, the government must use the funds to provide worthy programs for the employment of the parents of these working children,” said […]

‘P125 wage bid unrealistic’

May 3, 2012


Officials of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) yesterday defended President Benigno Aquino III’s decision not to approve a P125 across-the-board wage increase. In an interview, Regional Director Ma. Gloria Tango of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) said the P125 wage increase sought by labor groups […]

Job fair hirings trickle labor eyes wage hike

May 2, 2012


WHILE government labor agencies held job fairs and talked about the employment picture, labor groups took to the streets and aired anew their demands for higher wages and job security in yesterday’s annual Labor Day observance. About 178 job seekers were hired on the spot out of 5,900 registered applicants in four areas of job […]

Govt workers to get substantial pay raise ahead of R-7 employees

April 30, 2012


While government employees across the country received some good news ahead of tomorrow’s Labor Day, workers in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas will have to wait longer for any salary increase to be approved by their wage board. President Benigno Aquino III has announced that government workers will get their pay raise one […]