Cebu Daily News
April 30, 2012
While government employees across the country received some good news ahead of tomorrow’s Labor Day, workers in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas will have to wait longer for any salary increase to be approved by their wage board.
President Benigno Aquino III has announced that government workers will get their pay raise one month ahead of its planned release this July.
He said this was his “surprise gift” to government workers tomorrow.
“It’s a substantial number of zeroes,” Mr. Aquino said of the pay hike for government workers.
In contrast, the Regional Tripartite and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) has yet to decide on a wage petition filed last month.
The Alliance of Progressive Labor in Cebu (APL) filed a P90 across-the-board wage increase petition last March, citing rising fuel prices and fare rates as their basis.
The petition was opposed by Cebu’s business community.
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