The minimum take home pay for workers in Central Visayas, which would include the province will be hiked by P13 per day starting March this year.
The implementation gets final once the National Wage and Productivity Board in Manila will approve the recommended pay increase passed by the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) last week
Gerrry Guidaben of the local offices of the Department of Labor told theÂ ChronicleÂ the proposed hike will bring the minimum wage to P323/day.
The present minimum wage of P310.day was proposed by the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to remain on status quo after it filed a motion for reconsideration in a bid to block the P13/day increase.
Cited by BCCI as the reason behind the objection to the proposed pay increase is the fact that the minimum pay of workers here are already higher than those workers in bigger cities like Bacolod and General Santos.
The reason behind said higher pay level in Bohol compared to the bigger cities was the regionalized pay adjustments with Cebu City as the basis.
The motion filed by the Bohol business group was denied by the Regional Tripartite body.