National minimum wage up to Congress: Labor chief


Posted at Jul 16 2019 01:26 PM

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It is up to Congress to act on calls to set a national minimum wage, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said Tuesday.

Under the current set-up, the minimum wage is determined by a tripartite body and varies across regions, with Metro Manila getting the highest figure that lures many workers from provinces.

"Pagdating naman sa national minimum wage, wala na po sa sakop namin iyan," Bello told radio DZMM.

"It's up to Congress that can fix the national minimum wage," he added.

DZMM, July 16, 2019