Workers oppose new labour laws

The Philippines government, headed by President Duterte, is looking to legalise further exploitation of workers via two new bills, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) and the Alternative Work Arrangement Bill (Senate Bill 1571). Labour centres claim that the new tax bill will favour the rich and will just impose new sacrifices on workers. The supposed compensation schemes for workers will not actually reach the majority of workers over the long term. In addition, the proposed changes to the work week will not introduce flexibility for workers but will only institutionalise 12 hour working days.