Mining wage

BARMM accepts salary increases | The Manila Times

CITY OF COTABATO: The Bangsamoro Tripartite Wage and Productivity Council of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MoLE) has approved an increase in the minimum wage for employees and workers in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors in the Bangsamoro region.

BARMM Wages Ordinance 2 applies to all minimum wage earners in the region, except Family Drivers, Persons Employed in the Personal Service of Others and Barangay Registered Micro Enterprise workers with Certificates of Authority pursuant to Republic Law 9178.

Prior to the increase in wage rates, the MoLE conducted a series of public consultations with the BARMM tripartite sectors to hear feedback from employees and workers on the wage order.

“After consultations and public hearings, the salary increase for the BARMM region is P16 in the meantime, because we must also listen to our business sectors and we must consider that they have also been affected by the Covid-pandemic. 19,” MoLE Minister Muslimin said. Sema.

Upon entry into force, all minimum wage earners in the private sector in the region will receive a raise of 16 pesos. This applies to non-agricultural workers employed in industry, manufacturing, construction, commerce, mining and academia, as well as plantation, non-plantation and retail workers in the agricultural sector.

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This means that the new basic wage rate will increase from 316 PPP to 300 PPP for the non-agricultural sector and from 306 PPP to 290 PPP for the agricultural sector in all the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi- Tawi and the towns of Lamitan and Marawi.

On the other hand, workers in Cotabato City and North Cotabato Special Geographic Area now benefit from the new daily minimum wage rate ranging from P325 to P341 for the non-agricultural sector and from P300 to P316 for the agricultural sector. .

Sema said the wage increase came in response to upward price adjustments of commodities, petroleum products and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Bangsamoro people, adding that “this is part of government programs to meet the needs of our workers”. in all private sectors.

The wage increase order does not apply to retail and service establishments regularly employing no more than 10 workers, distressed establishments, new business ventures, and establishments affected by natural or man-made disasters. human.