Pact To Hire Ethiopian Domestic Workers Awaits Authorities Sign

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The head of the Union of Domestic Workers’ Offices, Khaled Al-Dakhnan, said the agreement to recruit Ethiopian workers has been ready for a long time and approved by the two countries, pointing out that implementation awaits the signature of the authorities responsible for it. Al-Dakhnan told Al-Seyassah that he met with the Ethiopian ambassador, who assured him that if Kuwait sets a date for signing the agreement, the minister responsible for signing will be in Kuwait within 24 hours, indicating that the agreement is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is awaiting a date to be set to sign it by the Public Authority for Manpower.

Al-Dakhnan appealed to the competent authorities to quickly sign the agreement to recruit domestic workers so that there are several options in the market, pointing out those Ethiopian domestic workers are well-qualified and trained in all private household chores. He pointed out that Ethiopia agreed to all the conditions set by Kuwait, and approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 6 months ago, wondering why the signing of the agreement was delayed. He explained that 4 months ago, the Union visited Ethiopia and inspected the training camps for domestic workers and their equipment before traveling to Kuwait, indicating that the methods they have are very advanced, as the workers are trained, over a period of 60 days, on household tools and dealing with children.

He stressed that the value of recruiting Ethiopian domestic workers will be according to what is specified by the Ministry of Trade and Industry or less and that the monthly salaries will be around 90 dinars. Regarding Filipino domestic workers, Al-Dakhnan explained that there is no official body that confirms whether recruitment is open or not. But we hope to see a breakthrough in this issue as long as there is intervention at a high level.

By Fares Al-Abdan
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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