According to Sancho, the rise in oilprices will consequently also increase the price of basic goods and servicesand the transport sector had already voiced their plans to file a consolidatedpetition for fare hike nationwide this month. GAWA secretary-general Wennie Sanchosaid this move is due to the implementation of the last tranche of the TaxReform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, adding such policy hasraised the excise tax on gasoline, diesel, and liquified petroleum gas. Sancho lauded the approval, he howeverpointed out that the wage increase is still “low” and insubstantial./PN On October last year, the RegionalTripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Western Visayas approved the wageincrease of P30 for laborers working in both commercial and industrial sectors. He further pointed out theextraordinary increases will trigger a “supervening condition” that shallcompel them to file another round of wage hike to protect the erosion of thepurchasing power of laborers in the region. BACOLOD City – The General Alliance ofWorkers Association (GAWA), a local labor rights group, will be pushing for anew round of salary increase before the regional wage board this year.
PENTICTON, B.C. – Fort St. John native, Matt Hughes, has been named the new head coach for the Okanagan Hockey Academy female prep team.According to Okanagan Hockey, Hughes, 40, joins OHA after spending the past two seasons as the General Manager and Head Coach of the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs.Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Hughes spent eight seasons in Junior A hockey as a Head Coach, Associate Coach, and General Manager in the BCHL, AJHL and NAHL. He also was part of the Team Canada U17 coaching staff on two occasions.- Advertisement -Hughes says he is excited about the opportunity of joining the OHA as head coach of the female prep team, adding that this has been of interest to him for some time.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Okanagan Hockey Academy and their strong history in developing young student-athletes. Transitioning to the elite female game is a great opportunity that I have been interested in for some time.”Hughes will be at the 2019 OHA Female Development Showcase, which runs from April 19 to the 21 in Penticton.Advertisement