Spokesperson Ronald Ian Evidente of Kilusang Mayo Uno yesterday challenged the labor representatives on the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board to fight for the reasonable wage hike for local workers.
If they cannot do anything about it, “they should step down from their posts,” Evidente said of the wage hike at a press conference yesterday at the Negros Press Club in Bacolod City.
The National Wages and Productivity Board evaluates and studies the cost of living in the Philippines and discuss it with the RTWPB, however, the latter does not does not act to realize what is suggested by the former NWPB, he claimed.
Though the workers were granted with a wage hike in the past three pay increases, the P45 increase is not sufficient to sustain the needs of their families, Evidente said.
He said they do not take part in the RTWPB because its decision is arbitrary as there are two representatives seat for the Department of Labor and Employment and the National Economic Development Authority while the National Labor Coalition only have one representative seat , and “we are always voted out.” *LTG