Minimum wage earners in Central Luzon will receive an increase of P14.00 per day in their cost of living allowance (COLA) before the end of the month.
This was after the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Luzon has approved wage order to provide additional income for workers in the private sector in the said region.
Upon effectivity of Wage Order No. 16, the new minimum wage rates for minimum wage earners in Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales in the non-agriculture sector with total assets of P30 million or more shall be P330.00 per day. Workers in the establishments with a total assets of less than P30 million shall receive P322.50 a day.
For agriculture workers in the region, except Aurora, the minimum wage rates would be P300 for plantation workers and P284 a day for non-plantation workers.
Retail and service establishments’ workers with 16 or more employee, should receive P319 minimum wage while those with less than 16 workers will receive P305 per day.
In Aurora, minimum wage earners in the non-agricultural sector shall receive a new daily rate of P279, while those in the agricultural sector will receive P264 a day for plantation workers and P244 per day for non-plantation.
Also in Aurora, if there are more than 10 workers in retail and service establishments, they will receive P201 per day.