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Senate to tackle own bill on 4-day workweek

/ 07:00 AM August 29, 2017

The Senate will start taking up next month its own bill seeking to impose a four-day workweek.

Sen. Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said he would file a counterpart bill of the House measure that was approved on third reading last week.

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Villanueva said he would then hold a hearing on Sept. 13.

He said the Senate bill would not make the proposed new working schedule mandatory.

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Under the new working schedule, an employee who clocks in 40 hours of work a week will still work the same total hours, only that his work hours will be adjusted to four days. —Christine O. Avendaño

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