Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers will resume next week. Employers with previous history of employment issues or non-commitment to pay salaries will be barred.
Kuwait , Kuwait
15 March 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Recruitment of domestic workers from the Philippines will resume from March 15, according to a representative of the labour recruitment offices.
Al Shammari from labour recruitment office stated that the Philippine Union discussed the matter with the recruitment offices in Kuwait and has finalized the new regulations regarding contracts, according Al-Qabas daily reports.
The decision comes after the Philippines enforced a ban on sending new domestic workers to Kuwait back in January 3, 2020, after a Filipino domestic worker was sexually abused and killed by her employer.
However, any employer who has a history of employment issues or non-commitment to pay salaries will be barred from recruitment.
The Embassy of the Philippines in the country, in coordination with the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), seeks to settle the conditions of female workers and notify the Ministry of Labor of the Philippines regarding the end of all their problems, as this would be a supportive reason to officially launch the recruitment of new workers from the Philippines.
A meeting will be held this week between the Philippines’ Labor Ministry, the Domestic Labor Federation and the secretariat of the Kuwait offices. Serious steps on the road to re-recruitment will be discussed, including the conditions that must be met prior to the arrival of new workers in the country.