Workers to picket NCR wage board,
National Wages and Productivity Commission
WHAT: Workers rally to call for abolition of wage board, NWPC
WHEN: Today, April 29 (Monday), 10:00 am
Building, Gen. Malvar cor. San Marcelino
Sts., Malate Manila
DETAILS: PM is denouncing the NWPC and NCR wage board for being inutile and instruments of the wage freeze policy. The NWPC’s last cost of living estimate of P917 was still in 2008 and is outdated in the face of PM’s own study which reveals the a working class family’s daily expenses is now at P1,217. The cost of living estimate is therefore is almost three times the current minimum wage of P456 mandated by the NCR wage board.
The picket is also a buildup activity for the coming Labor Day commemoration. The call for a legislated wage hike will be one of the highlights of the big May Day rally. On the eve of Labor Day, PM will hold an overnight vigil of several hundred workers and poor at Mendiola to press for its demands against contractualization and high prices. ###