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Snags hit arrival of Filipino home employees in Kuwait

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The Philippines imposed a ban on sending new home employees to Kuwait in January 2020, after a Filipino home employee was sexually assaulted and killed by her employer.
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Cairo: Arrival of recent Filipino home employees in Kuwait after a ban of greater than a yr has been blocked because of the discount of coaching programs held for them within the nation, revealed a Kuwaiti commerce unionist

“Because of the international pandemic, the variety of employees collaborating in every of those programs has been diminished,” added Kuwaiti Home Work Union chief Khalid Al Dakhnan. These programs are organized for Filipinos who’ve by no means labored within the Gulf.

He cited one other impediment to their arrival. “That is because of the late issuance of passports for work in Manila. It takes three months, ”he advised Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida. “There are contacts with the union there to seek out pressing options to those points as a way to velocity up the arrival of the employees,” Al Dakhnan added.

Nevertheless, he anticipated the primary teams of Filipinos to reach in Kuwait after the Eid Al Fitr vacation.

Al Dakhnan urged potential employers of home employees to completely test the employment contract earlier than signing it to be accustomed to their obligations and duties. “As soon as signed, the contract turns into binding in its entirety,” he stated.

“Appreciable efforts have been made to renew recruiting [from the Philippines]. Subsequently, it’s mandatory for everybody to respect the legislation to make sure that the lifting of the ban is maintained and to keep away from any issues sooner or later, ”he added.

The Philippines imposed a ban on sending new home employees to Kuwait in January 2020, after a Filipino home employee was sexually assaulted and killed by her employer.

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