Philippines one of the ‘worst countries’ for workers
According to the International Trade Union Confederation, the Philippines has no guaranteed rights for workers and they face other serious problems
The Philippines has been named as one of the 10 worst countries for working people by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
The ITUC’s Global Workers’ Rights Index 2018 rates 142 countries on a scale from one to five, with one as the highest rating, which means there is a sporadic violation of rights.
The Philippines received a rating of five, which means there is no guarantee of rights for workers in the country, ABS-CBN reported.
The nine other countries listed as the world’s worst were Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The ITUC said workers in the Philippines face intimidation, dismissals, violence and repressive laws.
“Employers frequently used intimidation tactics and dismissals to prevent workers from establishing unions,” ITUC said.
Countries that received the top rating of one were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and Uruguay. These countries only have occasional problems in regard to workers’ rights.