DOLE issues 16 wage orders

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), thru the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards, issued 16 wage orders across the regions in 2022.

In a year-end report, the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) announced that the wages of workers in private establishments were raised from 31 pesos to 110 pesos, and 500 pesos to 2,500 pesos for the kasambahay.

Meanwhile, to ensure strict compliance with labor laws and standards, the DOLE’s regional offices inspected during the period 33,481 establishments covering 1.87 million workers nationwide.

The labor laws compliance system assesses the establishment’s adherence to all labor laws, which include the General Labor Standards (GLS), Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS), and other related labor laws and issuances.

In support of the labor standards implementation, DOLE’s Occupational Safety and Health Center implemented 339 training for 14,658 workers.

The NWPC has also provided 2,505 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with programs to improve their capability to adopt productivity technologies for sustained enterprise development and growth. (Source:


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