DOLE-6 awaits wage hike or­der for house­hold helpers

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THE De­part­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment-re­gion 6 (DOLE6) is still wait­ing for the or­der to im­ple­ment the wage in­crease for all house­hold helpers in the re­gion. Dole-ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal head, Mary Agnes Capigon, said be­fore the wage in­crease will be im­ple­mented, there are still other pro­cesses that need to be com­pleted prior to May 8. Capigon pointed out her of­fice will over­see the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the new wage or­der, while the DOLE6 re­gional di­rec­tor will par­tic­i­pate in the de­lib­er­a­tion of the Re­gional Tri­par­tite Wages and Pro­duc­tiv­ity Board meet­ings. She fur­ther stated that house­hold work­ers can file com­plaints against their em­ploy­ers if they fail to follow the newly-ap­proved wage or­der once it comes into ef­fect. Gen­eral Al­liance of Work­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (GAWA) Sec­re­tary-gen­eral Wen­nie San­cho said the Re­gional Wage Board has ap­proved the salary in­creases for house­hold work­ers last April 23, wherein all “kasam­ba­hays.” or do­mes­tic helpers can re­ceive a monthly salary of P4,000 a month, up from the previous P3,500./TDE

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