Workers look forward to better pay

Workers look forward to better pay

The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) yesterday said workers can look forward to better pay in the coming days.

This was announced by NPWC executive director Ciriaco Lagunzad who said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has already directed all regional wage boards nationwide to adopt the two-tiered system in setting the minimum wage in their respective regions.

Lagunzad explained that the two-tiered wage system provides for the setting of a floor wage to protect the most vulnerable workers, unskilled and new entrants to the labor force, as well as ensure productivity-based increase for workers.

The government adopted the two-tiered wage system to promote productivity improvement and to ensure a decent standard of living for the workers and their families, Lagunzad said. He added that workers, including those receiving above the floor wage, can expect adjustments in their salaries if they are performing well.

Low wages in the Philippines and other countries in Asia have been previously reported by the International Labor Organization.