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Tag Archives: maids

Tap Indonesia for domestics, urges MP

Legislators prepare grilling request KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: “The largest open market for domestic workers is Indonesia. We previously tried its labor force and they were good but the relationship was cut off for several reasons,” says MP Khalil Al-Saleh. In a press statement, Al-Saleh disclosed Indonesia has laid down …

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Report saying Kuwait a nightmare for maids denied

Embassy not received any complaints: envoy KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: In response to the claims that Kuwait is a “nightmare” for African domestic workers particularly a media report issued in Gabon which declared that women from Africa, Asia and Latin America are sold and treated like slaves in Kuwait, Assistant …

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Network renting pretty maids busted in ‘deluxe’ towers flat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Investigation recently raided a domestic labor office in super deluxe apartment in ‘one of the three towers’ and arrested female expatriates said be working for a network which is trafficking in beautiful maids, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a …

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Daggers out on move to rectify maid hiring – ‘Mafia’ in foreign contacts

KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The mafia, which is running domestic labor offices, through which they have collected millions of dinars from the pockets of several Kuwaiti families, have been struggling to thwart and suspend the activities of the Government Domestic Workers Company that is set to open in September. This …

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Greed of some office owners tied to high cost of recruiting ‘domestics’

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah disclosed that the ministry has contacted Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine the real cost of recruiting domestic workers. In response to parliamentary questions, the minister said the procedure was necessary to serve as …

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Offices ‘supplying’ Filipino domestic help exploiting public: Report

KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Twitter users attributing a report to the Kuwait Embassy in the Philippines said the real cost of recruiting a Filipino maid, including an air ticket, works out to between KD 280 and KD 300, while the domestic labor recruitment offices in Kuwait charge KD 1,250 do …

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New escalation in Filipino maids crisis; abuse on rise

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: In a new escalation to the issue of Filipino workers in Kuwait, Chairperson of Labor, and Human Resources Development Committee in the Philippines Parliament J. Flaniova claimed that there is a huge number of cases of abuse of Filipino workers in Kuwait and urged the Philippine …

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Board for maid recruiting firm formed

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Undersecretary of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Matar Al-Mutairi affirmed that the board of the national company for recruiting domestic labor has been formed, reports Al-Shahed daily. He indicated that steps are ongoing to establish this company in accordance with the law and regulations, stressing …

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Modalities for issuing maid recruitment licenses out – Thorough study needed before implementation of quota system

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Director General of Public Relations and Security Media at Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash announced the launch of issuance of new licenses for recruiting domestic workers, which will only be approved for offices and companies that satisfy stipulated conditions in that regard. In a press …

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‘Better prospects in Gulf than at home’ – Indonesian women defy ban

JAKARTA, June 16, (RTRS): Indonesian women are defying a government ban on travelling to the Middle East to work as maids, convinced there are better prospects in the Gulf than at home despite high-profile cases of abuse, a survey on Thursday showed. Indonesia announced in May last year a permanent …

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