‘Kasam­ba­hay ’ wage re­view pub­lic hear­ing set

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS -

THE Re­gional Tri­par­tite Wages and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Board of Davao Re­gion (RTWPB) en­joins the house­hold em­ploy­ers and their Kasam­ba­hay to at­tend the Pub­lic Hear­ing on the re­view of the min­i­mum wage of do­mes­tic work­ers.

This will be held on Oc­to­ber 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Men Seng Ho­tel, Pi­chon Street, Davao City.

The Re­gional Board has been in the process of re­view­ing motu pro­prio the cur­rent do­mes­tic work­ers’ min­i­mum wage in the cities and prov­inces of Davao Re­gion and as part of the Board’s re­view process, the pub­lic hear­ing is set in or­der to hear the voice of the house­hold em­ploy­ers and the do­mes­tic work­ers them­selves be­fore any wage ad­just­ment may be de­ter­mined.

No pe­ti­tion for wage in­crease had been filed yet in be­half of the do­mes­tic work­ers in the re­gion. In this pub­lic hear­ing, the Re­gional Board will hear the views, com­ments and po­si­tions of the stake­hold­ers of the Batas Kasam­ba­hay.

This is the first pub­lic hear­ing to be con­ducted in Davao Re­gion af­ter the en­act­ment of R.A. 10361 also known as the Batas Kasam­ba­hay in Jan­uary 2013.

Be­fore this pub­lic hear­ing was set, a se­ries of con­sul­ta­tions had been un­der­taken by the Board to gen­er­ate in­sights from the dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers and sec­tors in­volved in the em­ploy­ment of the kasam­ba­hay or house­hold helpers.

Fo­cus group dis­cus­sions were con­ducted sep­a­rately among se­lected house­hold em­ploy­ers and do­mes­tic work­ers to gather ini­tial in­for­ma­tion and in­sights on the peo­ple’s aware­ness of the Kasam­ba­hay Law and to take a quick view on the con­di­tions of the do­mes­tic work­ers in the re­gion.

A con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing was also done to­gether with con­cerned gov­ern­ment agen­cies such as the So­cial Se­cu­rity Sys­tem (SSS), Home De­vel­op­ment Mu­tual Fund (HDMF), PhilHealth, Tesda, and DILG be­fore the set­ting of the pub­lic hear­ing.

Copies of the Batas Kasam­ba­hay and its Im­ple­ment­ing Rules and Reg­u­la­tions are avail­able at the RTWPB 11 of­fice at the 2nd Floor of R&T Yap Build­ing, cor­ner Ban­goy-Mon­teverde Sts., Davao City, with the phone num­bers 224-2027 and 222-4652. You can also visit our web­site at nwpc. dole.gov.ph and at our Face­book ac­count www.face­book.com/rtw­p­bxi.

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