Board to review ‘kasambahay’ wage in WV

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

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BACOLOD City – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas will review the wages of kasambahays in the region and Negros Occidental.

Wennie Sancho, labor sector representative to the wage board, said RTWPB set a public hearing and consultation on Aug. 16 in Iloilo City and Aug. 18 in Bacolod City. 

The wage board proposed that kasambahays or domestic workers in cities and first-class municipalities shall have an increase of P865.74 per monthly wage while those in other municipalities shall have a P692.59 increase.

The current monthly wage for domestic workers in cities and first-class municipalities is P2,500, Sancho said.

For other municipalities, the kasambahays receive P2,000 per month based on RTWPB Western Visayas Wage Order RB6-DW1 which became effective on Feb. 1 6, 2016. 

RTWPB is mandated to review the wage order one year after its effectivity.

On Jan. 18, 2013 then President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act 10361 – also known as the Kasambahay Law, Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay – which instituted policies for the protection and welfare of domestic workers, including househelp, nannies, laundrywomen, and cooks, among others./PN




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