THE Division of Finance (DoF) and Nationwide Financial and Improvement Authority (NEDA) on Thursday turned down the proposal to institutionalize uniform wage throughout areas since it is going to worsen inequality.
“As I discussed earlier, the DoF will nonetheless submit our official place on the proposed measure,” DoF Legislative Liaison Specialist Jeanne S. Guinto stated in a livestreamed listening to of the Home Committee on Labor and Employment. “We simply (need) to initially manifest that we pose an objection to the proposed measures as this may increasingly trigger excessive inflation on high of the continued gasoline disaster.
“We even have issues on a number of the provisions of the invoice like aligning the minimal wage of these within the provinces with that within the metropolis. We predict that it might not be an efficient measure as the price of dwelling within the provinces is totally different from that of the town,” she added.
NEDA Director Reynaldo R. Cancio stated the financial planning company helps elevating wages however opposes a uniform nationwide minimal wage, which it stated will drive away companies.
“We share the target of elevating the dwelling requirements for employees and their households, however we’re unable to help proposals to have a uniform minimal wage throughout areas as this erode the power of different areas to draw industries and enterprises and worsen the inequality throughout areas,” Mr. Cancio stated.
He additionally expressed help for sustaining the tripartite wage mechanism to set every area’s minimal wage. — Jaspearl Emerald G. Tan