Govt announces new wage rates

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Following recommendations of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board, the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs has adjusted minimum wages by P0.30 per hour across a number of sectors.

However, agriculture industries, which are rated monthly, have been excluded. The following industries saw an increment from P4.20 per hour to P4.50: Building, Construction, Exploration and Quarry, Wholesale Distributive Trade, Manufacturing, Service and Repair Trades, Hotel, Catering and Entertainment Trades, Garage and Motor Trade and Road Transport.

Retail Distributive Trade moved from the 2012/2013 minimum wage rate of P3.70 to P4.00 while watchmen employed in the above industries and trades or any sector thereof stand at P3.80 per hour currently from the past period's (2012/2013) P3.50. Security guards employed by security companies have moved from P4.20 per hour to P4.50 while the domestic service sector remains at the bottom. The sector saw a move from last year's P2.20 to P2.50 currently.

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