BPO firms told to provide temporary shelter for workers

The government has warned business process outsourcing (BPO) companies that their operations could be shut down if they do not provide temporary shelter for their workers.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said BPO firms would remain operational but only if they give their workers appropriate temporary accommodation arrangements. Nograles made the pronouncement following the government’s Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

He noted the difficulties being faced by BPO workers, especially those on the night shift, in going to and from their workplaces. Nograles added that workers will be expected to adopt social distancing practices.

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