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Cash-for-Work should pay workers at least the minimum wage 
November 29, 2013

“The cash-for-work program of the government being implemented in Tacloban and other areas affected by supertyphoon Yolanda, should pay workers at least the minimum wage in the region,” said Atty. Sonny Matula, president of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW).

The labor group is reacting to reports that the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has proposed that workers under the cash-for-work program be paid only 75 per cent of the applicable minimum wage in the region.

“Not giving the minimum wage will only make workers in the Visayas victims all over again and will expose government as an exploiter of workers’ rights,” said Matula. “If the reports are verified, government needs to explain why it would not give the full wage due the workers.”

“Not providing correct wages is an affront to workers and contrary to the principles of decent work being espoused by the International Labor Organization, one of the principal backers of the cash-for-work program in the typhoon-ravaged areas,” added Matula.

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