There’s a raging debate now about the recent passage by Congress of a 125-peso across-the-board salary increase. On the one hand, workers and unionists insist that this increase, such as it is, is long overdue. On the other hand, businesses have denounced the increase as not only a product of political posturing by congressmen (to curry favor from the public in this year’s election) but also harmful to the economy in the long run.

We revisit some of our stories on this issue.

A Step Forward in Wage Fight, Amid Repression and Violence

Labor Day Special Coverage: The Exploited Class

Wage Hike Justified, Says Ibon; KMU to GMA: Dont Sabotage Labor Day

Rise in Hunger Incident Blamed on Denial of Wage Relief

Rising Joblessness, Underemployment Refute Improving Economy Claim

Thousands March for Better Wages, Arroyos Ouster

Duterte Urges Congress to Pass Wage-Hike Law, Denounces Abusive Companies

Destabilization Plots, 1017 Threat Meant to Undermine Wage Demands: KMU

The Struggle of Banana-Plantation Workers for Better Wages, Benefits

KMU Denounces DOLE-Southern Mindanao for Anti-Worker Stance

Underpaid, Under Fire, Under Pressure

Davao Chamber Rejects Wage Hike

Arroyo Backs Reasonable Wage Increase

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