A salary increase, the group said, should adhere to social justice tenet of providing workers with living wages.
Tags: national minimum wage
By DEE AYROSO
“We have the worst hunger, unemployment, killings and when we protest and organize we are called ‘criminals.’”
“Even a salary of P36,000 is not enough. We have to borrow money to make ends meet. At times, we even have to pawn our ATMs (to loan sharks). My mere daily transportation cost is already pegged at P4,000. How could they dare tell us that about P10,000 is enough?”
“Truth be told, the wages of our workers have long been stunted and its purchasing power gravely diminished.”
“Workers will push for their demands for the junking of contractualization and the implementation of a National Minimum Wage in the amount of P750, amidst their worsening hunger and poverty.”
‘Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit will only further impose a more inhumane policy on wages and salaries of workers, employees and even professionals in all sectors.’