CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 11 November 2017

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How many hours uninterrupted rest do you get?

My work usually finishes around 10:00pm and I sleep at 11:30 in the evening. I wake up around 7.00am and I still have enough sleep. But on Saturdays I get up around 8.00am. I fully support the proposal of migrant rights groups for maximum working hours, because as domestic workers we need enough rest and strength for the next day. If we don’t have enough sleep we will get weak and easily get sick.

 — Marla Galverio

 

During the day, I have two hours of uninterrupted rest. In the evening I sleep around 11.00pm and start to work at 7.00am and I have enough sleep every night.

I support the demand of migrant rights groups to have standardised working hours, as getting enough sleep is a key part of a healthy life style and can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more. Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing the circles under your eyes.

 — Flor Mabaquiao

 

I finish work every day at around 8.00pm and I can rest after that. I wake up at 7.15am. I have at least four to five hours uninterrupted sleep, because sometimes the baby wakes up around 2.00am or 3.00am and is awake for an hour, so I get only five to six hours sleep.

I support the migrant groups’ proposal for standardised working hours, for privacy and of course to get enough sleep in order to have energy for the next day’s work.

 —Jorlyn Rendaje

 

I go to bed at 9.00pm or sometimes 10.00pm. I usually wakeup at 5.00am on working days and 6.00am on my day off. I think my sleeping hours are okay and I feel well rested. But still I support the proposed legislation on standardised working hours. If we have standard hours for working, we can have enough rest and feel energised. We can perform our duties properly.

 

 —Joji Reta