8-Hour Work Limit For TV and Movie Production.
Work Limit.Following the requests of TV and movie personalities regarding the regulation of the working hours of movie and television workers, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz has issued an advisory relating to this.
On Thursday, the Labor Advisory No. 4 series 2016 was released providing that the actual working hours for film and TV industry should not exceed eight hours in a day.
However, it clarified that if the worker or talent is required to work beyond eight hourse, the maximum actual hours of work should not exceed 12 hours in any 24-hour period.
Baldoz added that the working hours regulation aims to safeguard the health and well-being of the workers.
In a press conference, she encouraged the organizations to uphold the best interest of their human resources saying that even machines need to rest.
“If we ensure that our employees are in top shape, then we can expect also their optimum work and performance and efficient output,” she said.
For the elderly workers or those aging 60 years and above, the advisory also set clear that their normal hours of work which should not exceed eight hours in a day.
The employment of children was also strengthened supporting the Republic Act No. 9231 that basically provide the elimination of the worst forms of child labor and affording stronger protecting for the working child.
TV and movie companies are also required by the labor advisory to provide social welfare benefits to their employees including the Occupational Safety and Healthy Standards.
Emphasized also in the regulation is “without prejudice to established company policy, or collective bargaining agreement, or other applicable employment agreement, workers/talents in the industry shall be covered by Pag-IBIG, PHilHealth, SSS, Employee’s Compensation Program and other related laws.”
The passing of director Wenn Deramas was also linked to the excessive working hours.
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