NCR wage board set to discuss wage petition

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of the National Capital Region (NCR) is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the pending wage petition before it.

In an interview, NCR Wage Board Chairman Johnson Cañete said that they are set to meet to deliberate on another wage petition filed before them.

"The Association of Minimum Wage Earns and Advocates Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (AMWEA-PTGWO) filed again last June 2. That is what is up for discussion," Cañete said.

To recall, the AMWEA-PTGWO has already sought for a P140 to P175 wage hike last May 5.

Their first petition was junked on May 12 also for the reason that it was filed ahead of the end of the one-year ban.

As to the P184 wage hike petition filed by the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), the said bid may no longer be alive.

According to ALU-TUCP spokesman Alan Tanjusay, the NCR wage board has already junked their petition last May 30, merely a week after it was filed.

"The wage board, particularly the employers' representatives, rejected our P184 wage increase petition in an en banc decision," said Tanjusay.

He related that their petition was junked due to it being filed prematurely and that there are no supervening conditions that would warrant a wage order within the one year prohibited period.

It was back in May 24 when the ALU-TUCP filed a wage hike petition.

Tanjusay said they will just re-file the same petition on June 7. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)

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