KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: Kuwait Union of Domestic Labor Offices (KUDLO) Chairman Khaled Al-Dakhnan has affirmed the union’s commitment to educate citizens, expatriates and domestic labor office owners about the terms of the domestic employment contract and Domestic Labor Law in the country, reports Al- Qabas daily. Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with Filipino Labor Attaché Nasser Mustafa recently, Al-Dakhnan pointed out that raising awareness on the rights and duties of domestic workers stipulated in the above-mentioned law will prevent problems among the concerned parties.
He said the two sides agreed to organize a joint workshop to educate domestic labor offices on the Domestic Labor Law number 68 of 2015, indicating the workshop aims to explain the provisions of the law to the domestic labor offices and the workers. He added the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy are expected to hold regular meetings this month to review the latest developments regarding the memorandum of understanding on domestic workers and update it if necessary
He asserted the Kuwaiti law is one of the best international laws in the field of domestic worker recruitment; because it grants domestic workers unprecedented rights, while protecting the dignity and rights of these workers at all levels. . In addition, the Domestic Labor Department announced that the number of Filipino domestic workers decreased by 2,543 in the first three months of this year. Despite the decline, Filipino domestic workers ranked second in terms of the number of domestic workers in the country after the Indians. The total number of domestic workers reached 651,000 as of March this year.