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QC Rep. Castelo proposes 10-hour, 4-day workweek for employees

Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:28

To ease traffic congestion during rush hours, Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winston Castelo is proposing a 10-hour, four-day workweek for workers in government and private sector.

Castelo said this will also give workers more time for their families and personal activities without changing the required 40 hours of work every week.

“It will still be 40 hours a week, but the work schedule will run from Monday to Thursday instead of untilFriday. Public and private sector employees will put in two additional hours of work daily,” the lawmaker was quoted in a Philippine Star report.

Castelo cited the case in the House of Representatives, where employees work from 8 am to 7 pm from Monday to Thursday, giving them a three-day rest from Friday to Sunday.

For employers, Castelo pointed out, a 10-hour, four-day workweek could result in savings in maintenance cost and employees’ overtime pay.

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