Philippines is among world’s worst countries for workers again


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MANILA: The Philippines is again among the world’s 10 worst countries for workers, as indicated in the 2024 Global Rights Index of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Based on the survey, the country is one of the countries worldwide where workers are “exposed to unfair labor practices” and “have no access to their rights.”

The Philippines is included in the ITUC study’s 10 worst countries for workers since 2017.

In the 2024 Global Rights Index, the country obtained a rating of five as workers are found to have “no guarantee of rights.” The Philippines was given the same rating in ITUC’s review in 2023.

It likewise noted that unions and unionists in the country face many challenges, citing alleged obstacles in union formation and the deaths of trade unionists.

Joining the Philippines in the category are:

Bangladesh

Belarus

Ecuador

Egypt

Eswatini

Guatemala

Myanmar

Tunisia

Turkey

On the other hand, the 2024 Global Rights Index of ITUC said the best countries for workers are the following:

Austria

Denmark

Germany

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Norway

Sweden

These countries attained a rating of one, which indicates only sporadic violations of workers’ rights. - Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

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