Sid Consunji calls for wage hike for construction workers
The DMCI Holdings chairman and president believes a P200-P300 salary increase will address labor shortage.
Consunji’s call for pay raise for construction workers was made in the wake of increasing demand in the construction industry due to the government’s aggressive Build Build Build program. It can be noted that the average daily wage of a construction worker is the eight lowest among 21 industries.
“If you add the cost of the salary they get and the cost of temporary housing very little’s left for take-home pay. They’re exposed to the elements—sunshine, rain. They work in a high-risk environment. It’s a lot more heavier work and a lot riskier,” he explained.
WTG, sir Consunji, champion of construction workers! #