Labor group cites possible adverse effects of 4-day work week on workers

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Published November 17, 2019, 4:36 PM

By Analou De Vera

The Federation of Free Workers (FFW) on Sunday opposed the proposal to adopt a four-day work week as it may cause an adverse effect on the health and safety of workers.

Federation of Free Workers logo (FFW Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

“[The] FFW opposes increasing the regular eight hour work a day by law as it can take a toll to majority of our workers,” said FFW President Sonny Matula in a statement.

“Though [it] may be tolerable for [a] few days, working for 10 to 12 hours would be detrimental to workers in the long run,” he added.

Matula said that the proposed measure will not be good for workers who are doing “heavy muscle

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