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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Things You Need to Know About Philippines and Kuwait Agreement on Worker's Right


A new agreement on worker's right has been signed between the Philippines and Kuwaiti government. With this agreement, deployment ban on Filipino workers may lifted totally soon especially for Filipino maids. But before getting excited about the possibility of working again in Kuwait, it is important that we should know what's inside of this agreement. Is this beneficial to OFWs? Will it really help and protect Filipino workers working in the said country. And will it prevent maltreatment and abuse of Filipinos in Kuwait?

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A new agreement on worker's right has been signed between the Philippines and Kuwaiti government. With this agreement,  deployment ban on Filipino workers may be lifted soon especially for Filipino maids. But before getting excited about the possibility of working again in Kuwait, it is important that we should know what's inside of this agreement. Is this beneficial to OFWs? Will it really help and protect Filipino workers working in the said country. And will it prevent maltreatment and abuse of Filipinos in Kuwait?  As of writing, the following is what we know and things you should also know about the agreement signed by the Philippines and Kuwait for the protection of Filipino workers.  1. Kuwait employers are NOT allowed to confiscate the passport of their employees.  2. OFWs shall be allowed the use of cell phones.  3. Kuwaiti employers are being mandated to provide domestic workers with food, housing, and clothing.  4. Domestic workers should have health insurance coverage provided by their sponsors or employers.  5. The agreement ensures that Filipino domestic workers have access to prompt legal assistance whenever necessary.  6. OFWs should have at least 7 hours of sleep and one day off per week.  7. OFWs employment contract would be renewed only with approval from Philippine officials.  8. "Special number" will be established for OFWs to call in case of abuse and maltreatment. This number will be accessible in Philippine Embassy and Kuwait Ministry of Interior.  9.  A special unit from Kuwaiti police will be created that will coordinate 24 hours a day in the Philippine embassy.  There you go Kabayan! If you are planning to work in Kuwait, it is important to know your right and who to call or where to ask help in case of abuse and maltreatment.
As of writing, the following is what we know and things you should also know about the agreement signed by the Philippines and Kuwait for the protection of Filipino workers.



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1. Kuwait employers are NOT allowed to confiscate the passport of their employees.

2. OFWs shall be allowed the use of cell phones.

3. Kuwaiti employers are being mandated to provide domestic workers with food, housing, and clothing.

4. Domestic workers should have health insurance coverage provided by their sponsors or employers.




5. The agreement ensures that Filipino domestic workers have access to prompt legal assistance whenever necessary.

6. OFWs should have at least 7 hours of sleep and one day off per week.

7. OFWs employment contract would be renewed only with approval from Philippine officials.

8. "Special number" will be established for OFWs to call in case of abuse and maltreatment. This number will be accessible in Philippine Embassy and Kuwait Ministry of Interior.

9. A special unit from Kuwaiti police will be created that will coordinate 24 hours a day in the Philippine embassy.


10. Implement the agreed salary in the employment contract. 


There you go Kabayan! If you are planning to work in Kuwait, it is important to know your right and who to call or where to ask help in case of abuse and maltreatment.

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