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Tag Archives: maids

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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Sri Lanka to gradually ban house maids abroad – Govt cites abuses, social costs

COLOMBO, June 2, (RTRS): Sri Lanka will gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East, due to rights abuses, social costs and a local labour shortage, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s expatriate workers, mainly house maids and unskilled labourers, send back remittances — …

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Auctioning maids? – Trade flourishes

KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The month of Ramadan is just around the corner but the business of trafficking in humans seems to be flourishing during this holy month, particularly business related to recruiting domestic helpers, reports Al-Rai daily. Because there is shortage of domestic workers in the market it takes …

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Some recruitment offices hike cost of acquiring ‘domestics’ to KD 1,500

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, and despite the parliamentary endorsement of domestic workers law and establishment of a company since last June to bring in domestic workers, some recruitment offices have increased the cost of acquiring a domestic worker to roughly KD …

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‘Stop hiring maids on daily wages’ – ‘Security checks only way to curb increase in crimes’

According to a recent crime report by the Arab Times “a bogus domestic labor office in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area was raided after the Department of Residency Investigations received information that the office was employing laborers on daily wages. The officers arrested four men and eight women of Ethiopian nationality and …

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Gang operating bogus maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: In line with the continuous efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior to prevent the spread of crimes and bring criminals to justice, officers from the General Department of Residency Affairs arrested a gang of eight Asians for operating a dummy domestic labor office and trafficking …

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Nepali stabs to death Indian after regular abuse, beating – Gang running maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The Criminal Court has sentenced a Nepali to 5 years imprisonment to be followed by deportation for killing an Indian roommate, reports Al-Anba daily. Case papers indicate this happened when the Indian kept abusing the accused although he controlled his temper. The victim then began beating …

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