Philippines is among world's worst countries for workers again
2024 GLOBAL RIGHTS INDEX OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION

Philippines is among world’s worst countries for workers again

/ 04:09 PM June 13, 2024

Philippines is among world's worst countries for workers again

FILE PHOTO: Activists demanding higher pay and more benefits for personnel in public and private hospitals and health institutions mark National Health Workers’ Day with a protest march in Manila on May 5, 2023. 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).  INQUIRER/RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — 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.”

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

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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

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

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  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden

These countries attained a rating of one, which indicates only sporadic violations of workers’ rights.

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