Over 200,000 OFWs to benefit from UK’s new minimum wage rates

Date Posted: November 18th, 2014 03:21 AM

 

Over 200,000 OFWs to benefit from UK’s new minimum wage rates Over 200,000 overseas Filipino workers are to benefit from the new national minimum wage rates the UK’s Low Pay Commission has recommended for workers in the United Kingdom, and which took effect on 1 October 2014, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday. Baldoz, citing a report of Philippine Labor Attache to the UK Joan Lavilla, said the new minimum wage rates apply to workers 21 years old and above; 18-20 years old; under 18 years old; and apprentices. For workers 21 years old and above, Lavilla, in her report, said the new minimum wage rate has increased by 19 pence (P13.69), from UK pound 6.31 (P454.70) to UK pound 6.50 per hour (P468.39), or three percent increase. “This is the new effective adult rate minimum wage in the UK,” Lavilla said. As recommended by the LPC, the new minimum wage rates for the applicable age brackets are as follows: • For 18 to 20 year olds, from UK pound 5.03 (P362.46) to UK pound 5.13 per hour (P369.67), or two percent increase; • For 16 to 17 year olds, from UK pound 3.72 (P268.06) to UK pound 3.79 per hour (P273.11), or two percent increase; and • For apprentices, from UK pound 2.68 (P193.12) to UK pound 2.73 per hour (P196.72), or two percent increase. OFWs in the United Kingdom consist of nurses, radiologists, therapists, caregivers, and some household service workers. END/maring



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