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Name: An Act providing for an increase in the wage of public or government sector employees on a daily wage basis and in the statutory minimum wage and salary rates of employees and workers in the private sector and for other purposes (Republic Act No. 6640).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Wages; Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-12-10
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1988-02-15, Vol. 84, No. 7, pp. 759-761
ISN: PHL-1987-L-7389
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1988-02-15, Vol. 84, No. 7, pp. 759-761
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Abstract/Citation: In addition to increasing the minimum wage, contains provisions regarding the resolution of disputes in relation to wage structure distortion. Workers paid by result or on a piecework basis shall receive not less than the applicable statutory minimum wage for eight hours' work (or proportion thereof for fewer hours). Learners, apprentices and handicapped workers are entitled to 75 percent of the minimum wage. Provides for exceptions and penalties. Repeals inconsistent legal provisions.

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