Minimun Wage Upped

The pay floor will be progressevely raised form a monthly 47.850 pesos to 57.900 by November, the Minimum Wage Council resolved on August 22nd. Leftist and picket demonstrations have been demanding a six-digit figure in recent weeks. The pay floor directly affects around 400.000 workers, but also provides the basis for defining teacher salaries and welfare benefuts, as well as a knock-on effect for millions of other workers via wage differentials.