NEWS RELEASE | 13 November 2019
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) has convened series of public consultations and public hearings from concerned stakeholders and other interest groups to gather recommendations and positions on the compensation of domestic workers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Said activities are part of the Board’s commitments embodied under Republic Act 10361 otherwise known as Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay. It is a landmark legislation that recognizes for the first time, the rights and benefits of Kasambahay similar to those workers in the formal sector. Such is an indication of high respect and regard to the protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of our domestic workers in the country.
When the law took effect last June 4, 2013, the minimum monthly salary of the domestic workers in NCR was just P2,500/month. Then later, the Board approved a One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) increase last December 16, 2017, giving a the total amount of Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P3,500), as the current monthly compensation, leaving no wage adjustment for barely two years.
The Board assured that in the upcoming wage review and deliberations, all concerns and interests of domestic workers and their employers will be taken into consideration. Consequently, the Board will also exhaust all means to capture all relevant and economically feasible standards or criteria and maintain balance to safeguard the interest of both domestic workers and employers in the metropolitan.
END / Kim Lagcao