The Philippines again found itself on the top 10 list of worst countries for workers.
The findings were released by the International Trade Union Confederation’s Global Rights Index 2018.
The Philippines was among the worst of 142 countries cited for “intimidation and dismissals, violence (and) repressive laws.”
Other countries listed were: Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The ITUC graded countries on a scale of 1 to 5 – from “sporadic violations of rights” to “no guarantee of rights due to the breakdown of the law.”
The Philippines received a rating of 5.
The southeast Asian nation made the top 10 list last year as well.
ITUC, meanwhile, said working conditions in the Asia-Pacific had deteriorated, noting the region was the second-worst in the world for workers’ rights.