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General Santos: Wage board approves wage hike in SOCCSKSARGEN

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The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – XII (RTWPB12) has approved the wage increase in SOCCSKSARGEN Region, granted a wage increase of ₱ 32 bringing the new minimum wage rate to ₱ 368 for workers in the non-agriculture and ₱ 347 for workers in the agriculture/service/retail establishment sectors.

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The wage increase will be in two tranches. For Non-Agriculture: 1st Tranche is ₱ 16.00 upon effectivity; 2nd Tranche ₱ 16.00 effective on September 1, 2022.

BS Jessie Dela Cruz emphasized that the increased rate is above the region’s 2018 poverty threshold.

The said approved wage order shall be transmitted to the National Wages and Productivity Commission, for affirmation. Once affirmed, the orders shall be published in local newspapers and it will be effective in 15 days.

(Source: Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – XII (RTWPB12))

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