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BPO WORKERS' WELFARE

BPO WORKERS
 

15 October 2018 10:40:32 AM

The House Committee on Labor and Employment chaired by Rep. Randolph Ting (3rd District, Cagayan) deliberated on measures providing for the protection of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers. Among the measures discussed were House 156 or the “BPO Workers Act” authored by former Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar (Party-list, DIWA), HB 661 or “BPO Workers’ Welfare and Protection Act” by Rep. Sarah Jane Elago (Party-list, Kabataan), and HB 2225 or “An Act Increasing the Night Shift Premium Pay in Business Process Outsourcing Firms in the Philippines” by Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu (2nd District, Maguindanao). Lawyer Nicki Agcaoili, Executive Director of Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP, said that the BPO industry makes a vital contribution to the country’s economy, second to OFW remittance as the country’s top two earners of foreign exchange. At present, there are 1.2 million directly employed BPO workers while 3.2 million are indirectly employed. Rep. Mark Go (Lone District, Baguio City) said the BPOs should take care of their employees because they are the very reason for the success of the companies. | Novel Paller/ Gilbert Engay

 
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