MANILA – Competitive wages ranging from â¬ 1,000 to â¬ 4,000 await Filipinos who wish to work in Malta, the Philippine Labor Office Abroad (POLO) in Rome, Italy said on Friday.
Labor attachÃ© Haney Lynn Siclot said salaries for professionals and non-professionals differ but are protected since the country has a minimum wage.
âThe wages of workers in Malta are competitive, Malta’s advantage over Italy is that they have labor standards when it comes to minimum wages. This means that according to the law, they have a minimum wage which would currently amount to around 760-780 euros per month, âshe said.
“It’s a good market for those who want, for example, to enter Europe, those who would like to work here in Malta, you can travel not only to Malta, you can also travel to Italy, France, Germany, you can take a vacation all over Europe. This is one of the good advantages if you are working in Malta, âshe said.
As for Italy, she said that there is no minimum wage but that there is an agreement just like the collective agreement between workers and employers.
Malta is seen as a new market for Filipino workers, but Siclot said the Philippines has yet to sign a bilateral labor agreement with the Western European nation. (ANP)