BY HANNAH TORREGOZA
Senator Risa Hontiveros said Wednesday tax perks under the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE) should only be given to companies with “safe and pro-worker” spaces.
Hontiveros said Congress should strive to feature a “pro-worker” provision in the bill to ensure that it “will go a long way in addressing major concerns of Filipino workers, such as unsafe working conditions, inequitable pay, and other abuses and injustices.
“CREATE is a chance at a new social contract. Hindi na pwede ang dating gawi na ang mga manggagawa ay nagtitiis sa kakarampot na sahod, kulang na benepisyo, at iba pang labor injustices, (Workers should not be be getting so little pay, lack benefits, and suffer from labor injustices),” Hontiveros said. (Hannah Torregoza)