Private sector employees in Western Visayas can expect an increase in their daily take home pay this last quarter of the year.

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-6) approved Wage Order No. RBVI-25.

The pay hike, according to the RTWPB-6, will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper.

“It’s either in the last week of October or in the first week of November,” it said.

The daily minimum wage rate in non-agriculture, industrial and commercial establishments employing more than 10 workers has been raised to P395 from the prevailing P365.

For those employing less than 10 workers, the rate is P310 from 295.

Workers in the agriculture sector will receive a daily minimum wage of P281.50 from P271.50.

“The wage increase prescribed in this Wage Order shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector in Western Visayas, regardless of their position, designation or status of employment and irrespective of the method by which they are paid,” the RTWPB-6 said.

“This Wage Order shall not cover household or domestic workers, persons in the personal service of another and workers of duly registered Barangay Micro-Business Enterprises (BMBEs) with Certificate of Authority pursuant to Republic Act No. 9178,” it added.IMT