Bacolod City hikes wage of job order workers

Posted by watchmen
February 13, 2024
Posted in News


More than 3,800 job order (JO) workers of the Bacolod City government started receiving higher wages in January this year.

The current rate is P480 daily or P10,560 for 22 days per month, from the previous P450 per day or P9,900 monthly.

In a press conference yesterday, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said the upward adjustment conforms to the daily minimum wage rate in Western Visayas (Region 6).

“We adhered to the wage order. All JO workers are now receiving P480 per day. I checked the payment of wages in the first week of February; 70 to 80 percent have already been paid for January. The remaining workers should be fully paid by today or tomorrow,” he said.

In October last year, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-6 granted a P30 daily minimum wage increase across all sectors.

The daily pay is P480 for non-agriculture establishments with more than 10 workers, P450 for non-agriculture establishments with 10 workers or less, and P440 for workers in agriculture. (PNA)


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