Wage board grants P35 pay hike to NCR workers

The National Capital Region-Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has approved a P35 wage increase for approximately 1.1 million minimum wage earners in the region.

The increase, formalized through Wage Order NCR-25 on June 27, 2024, raises the daily minimum wage from P610 to P645 for workers in the non-agriculture sector.

For those in the agriculture sector, service and retail establishments with 15 or fewer workers, and manufacturing establishments with fewer than 10 regular employees, the minimum wage will rise from P573 to P608.


This wage adjustment was confirmed by the National Wages and Productivity Commission on June 28, 2024, and will take effect on July 17, 2024, 15 days after its publication.

The wage increase follows criteria set by Republic Act 6727, also known as the Wage Rationalization Act. It also takes into account three petitions from labor groups requesting a wage hike due to rising prices of essential goods and commodities.

The Wage Board, which includes representatives from the government, management, and labor sectors, held consultations with workers and employers on May 23 and June 4, 2024, respectively. Additionally, a public hearing was conducted on June 20, 2024, in Quezon City, followed by a wage deliberation on June 27, 2024, in Manila.

This adjustment aims to help minimum wage earners cope with the increasing cost of living in Metro Manila.

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