La­bor group calls wage hikes ‘ur­gent’

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Lo­cal la­bor group, the Gen­eral Al­liance of Work­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (GAWA), yes­ter­day called wage hikes “ur­gent.”

GAWA Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Wen­nie San­cho cited the 6.7 per­cent in­fla­tion rate, which he de­scribed as “caus­ing ero­sion on the pur­chas­ing power of the work­ers,” as a fac­tor in the ne­ces­sity for wage hikes.

The la­bor of­fi­cial also said ris­ing fuel prices are also a com­po­nent.

He noted, Wage

Or­der No. 24, which was im­ple­mented last July, needed to be re­viewed in or­der for a new wage or­der to be is­sued.

San­cho said the mat­ter will be dis­cussed at the next Re­gional Tri­par­tite Wages and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Board-6 meet­ing, which is sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 25./

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