Region 12 domestic workers granted up to P4,000 monthly minimum wage

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THE wage board in Region 12, known as Soccsksargen, set a new minimum wage which will take effect on Sunday of as much as P4,000 a month for domestic workers, the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) regional office reported.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Region 12 (RTWPB-12) released Wage Order No. RB XII-DW-02 on Jan. 21 calling for a new minimum wage for domestic workers in the region. The order was published on Feb. 8.

The new minimum wage will be P4,000 in cities and first class municipalities, up from P2,500 previously, and P3,500 for other municipalities, up from P2,000.

四人斗地主The last wage order took effect on Dec. 10, 2017. Wage boards cannot issue new orders for one year after the last order.

四人斗地主DoLE Region 12 said in a statement dated Feb. 10: “The new wage order will take effect on Feb. 23, 2020 or 15 days after its publication.”

The wage order covers “domestic workers, whether under stay-in or stay-out arrangements, such as but not limited to general househelpers, babysitters (yaya), cooks, gardeners, laundry persons, and any person who regularly performs domestic work in one household or on an occupational basis” in Soccsksargen.

Family drivers, service providers, and the like who do housework sporadically are not covered by the order. — Gillian M. Cortez