DAVAO CITY — Workers from both private and public sectors gathered at Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City Monday to oppose the Salary Standardization Law 2015.
The groups said SSL 2015 “reveals Liberal Party dominated government’s compliance to APEC’s inhumane policies on wage and salaries.”
Members of the All Workers’ Unity, who led the protest action, said House Bill 6268 “shows a wage policy that favors the few while keeping the majority poor and hungry.”
Rea Alegre, AWU spokesperson said the bill seeks to enact P20 increase in the salaries of government employees, while increasing top government officials’ salaries by 333%.
“SSL 2015 perfectly illustrates the Liberal Party’s ‘Tuwid na Daan’ and APEC’s unjust policy on wages and salaries: high for the few on top, low for the majority at the bottom. That’s the same policy for the private and public sectors, and for agricultural workers,” said Alegre in a statement.
AWU is supporting calls for a significant wage hike for private- and public-sector workers and employees and for agricultural workers and is calling for the enactment of a National Minimum Wage of P750 daily for the private sector and P16,000 monthly for the public sector.
“We have no doubt that APEC Summit 2015 will uphold and expand the government’s unjust policy on wages and salaries. We’ve seen the effects of APEC 1996, and APEC’s current goals and agenda shows worse,” Alegre said. (davaotoday.com)