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Shorter work-week but longer hours

MANILA (SE): The lower house of the Philippine congress is toying with a bill proposing a four-day work week. The member from Baguio City, Mark Go, proposed the bill to amend the Labour Code to require a four-day week instead of the current six days.
 
While it sounds inviting, wait until you read the small print. Go is not suggesting shorter working hours, but that people extend their normal eight-hour day to 12 hours, so they get their 48 hours done in a compressed period of time.
 

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Fifty-nine million out of school

GENEVA (AsiaNews): About a third of all children in developing nations do not get the opportunity to go to school, because they must work. But what is more surprising, around the same number say their schools are not safe.

The results of a study carried out by the ChildFund Alliance on school absenteeism in 41 nations, found the highest out of school rate is in Afghanistan, where nine out of 10 children are not in the classrooms.

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