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IT-BPO workers want WFH arrangements indefinitely

By | Revin Mikhael D. Ochave |

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) firms and other registered enterprises should be allowed to continue work-from-home (WFH) arrangements indefinitely, according to a group of IT-BPO workers.

This after the government on Friday said it is allowing a hybrid work setup for IT-BPM companies and enterprises registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) until Sept. 12, 2022.

In a statement over the weekend, Alliance of Call Center Workers (ACW) Co-Convenor Emman D. David said that the best solution for IT-BPO workers is to have a hybrid work arrangement that allows employees to choose their preferred method.    

“We would appreciate it if (the government) would declare that they would honor WFH arrangements indefinitely,” Mr. David said.  “The best and only solution to this issue is a hybrid setup wherein BPO employees are given the option, guaranteed by Republic Act No. 11165 or the Telecommuting Act, to work from home should they wish to.”

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