Courts won't adopt 4-day work week in Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines – The courts in Metro Manila will continue working Mondays through Fridays.
The Supreme Court has decided not to adopt the 4-day work week recommended by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as a way to help ease traffic congestion in the national capital region that is expected to worsen due to ongoing infrastructure projects.
The CSC issued a memorandum in September allowing eligible government offices to have shorter work week. Agencies may voluntarily implement it only if they are one-stop shops that could offer services online.
Offices can choose to have work Mondays through Thursdays or Tuesdays to Fridays, from 8am to 7pm, for a year.
In a notice on Monday, October 27, the Supreme Court said the court en banc resolved on October 14, upon the recommendation by Office of Administrative Serviecs, "to deny the implementation of the four-day work week scheme in the Judiciary."
Malacañang earlier said it was studying whether to adopt the shorter work week. – Rappler.com