THE REGIONAL Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) XI will conduct a public hearing on minimum wage adjustment for workers on Feb. 7.
In a statement, the RTWPB XI urged interested parties to attend the said public hearing in person or virtually so they could air their side and allow the board to make an informed decision.
“The conduct of public hearing is in pursuance of the Board’s mandate to periodically review, and if proper, adjust the regional minimum wage pursuant to Republic Act No. 6727, otherwise known as the ‘Wage Rationalization Act’ and the Omnibus Rules on Minimum Wage Determination,” the statement stated.
The public hearing will start at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Grand Regal Hotel, J.P. Laurel Ave., Lanang. Those interested may also access the meeting via Zoom at https://bit.ly/3Seuyzx.
Interested parties may also submit their position papers at RTWPB XI, upper ground floor, Parking Building, Bormaheco Compound, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City, or through email@example.com from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2.
According to Article 124 of the Labor Code, the regional minimum wages to be established “shall be as nearly adequate as is economically feasible to maintain the minimum standards of living necessary for the health, efficiency, and general wellbeing of the employees.”
Furthermore, along with other relevant factors, the RTWPB XI shall consider factors such as the demand for living wages, consumer price index, cost of living, needs of workers and their families, and the employers’ capacity to pay, among others.
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