More firms opting for shorter workweek

Labor Secretary Marianito D. Roque said that so far, more workers have been affected by the imposition of flexible work weeks than those who have been retrenched, at 42,000 versus 40,191, respectively, since October last year.

Displacements among overseas Filipino workers have also risen to 5,700, he said.

“Jobs preservation is really important so more companies have opted for flexible work weeks. We are monitoring those companies so that abuses do not occur,” Mr. Roque said.

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