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Saudi Arabia has most number of recruitment violation cases against Filipino domestic helpers
InterAksyon.com, citing information from Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac, reports "Saudi Arabia has the most recruitment violation cases pertaining to domestic helpers."
Published on: Jun 18, 2012 - 12:07pm

InterAksyon.com, citing information from Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac, reports "Saudi Arabia has the most recruitment violation cases pertaining to domestic helpers." This was revealed in last week's Senate committee hearing on International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. According to the ILO website, ILO is "the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights."

 

The InterAksyon.com report quoted Cacdac, who revealed that "from 2011 to the first quarter of this year, Saudi Arabia has 633 recruitment violations cases followed by United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 227 cases, Taiwan with 206 cases, and Qatar with 164 cases."

 

To address the issue, Cacdac said, "In the case of Saudi Arabia, we are negotiating the terms on bilateral labor agreements pertaining to domestic helpers. For UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar, we have established a standard contract which will be recognized by both countries in order to avoid contract substitution."

 

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1 Comment
  • Genuine
    Many Saudis do treat Pinoys who slave away in that part of Arabia as beasts of burden, slaves to be violated on. Oil won't last forever, though. Maybe that's the payback.
    Jun 18 2012 @ 12:54pm     Reply  
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