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Saturday , August 15 2020

Filipino workers welcome back

Employment agencies complain about preventing their transfer from one guarantor to another

Philippine Labor Minister, Sylvester Bello

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Kuwait and Manila completed the formalities of contract for recruitment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait. New issues have emerged as the contract terms and conditions were not circulated to manpower agencies which may hinder the application of the terms of this contract from both parties despite lifting of total ban on recruitment of Filipino workers reports Al Rai.

The new Filipino workers are expected to start in the beginning of March next month. Sources indicated that some employment offices seek to raise the fees of recruitment from KD 990 to KD 1,200 to be able to cover losses if the worker refuses to continue to work at the same sponsor. The new amendment in the contract doesnt allow manpower agencies to transfer the worker to new sponsor except those who are hired from Al Dura company.

The sources added that, in case the worker refuses to continue working at her sponsor, the office will bear the cost of returning it to her country and returning the value of the cost paid by the employer.

In a related development, diplomatic sources expected that the employment agency of the Philippines will circulate the terms of the contract work in harmony with the employment agencies and the embassy. Within a week recruitment of domestic workers to Kuwait will resume.

The head of the Kuwaiti Federation of Owners of Home Labor Offices in Kuwait, Khaled Al-Dokhnan, said “There are routine procedures that follow the signing of the agreement to bring domestic workers from the Philippines which may take about 10 days, we are expecting that the recruitment procedures will return with ease as It was before the beginning”.

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