TUCP pushes postlockdown safety nets
MANILA, Philippines — The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) pushed more safety nets to protect workers from expected changes in labor practices and employment as the country prepares to exit its six-week lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The TUCP feared pay cuts, increased contractualization and “massive layoff of workers” as the country struggles to restart the economy after the scheduled end of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine on May 15.
“Some companies won’t be able to reopen post lockdown. They would be pressed to build up capital or resume operations. If they do reopen, they would run on a skeleton force,” TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said.
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