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Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines on domestic workers

Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines on domestic workers

Kuwait and the Philippines have signed an agreement regulating some working conditions for domestic workers in the Gulf State, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday.

'Law protecting domestic help can be model for the region'

'Law protecting domestic help can be model for the region'

The Philippine Overseas and Labour Office (POLO) has expressed optimism that the new law protecting the rights of domestic workers in Qatar will serve as a model for other countries in the Middle East (ME) to come up with their own.

Emir issues new law to protect domestic workers

Emir issues new law to protect domestic workers

Marking a milestone in Qatar's efforts to protect the rights of domestic workers and improve their working conditions, His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued on Tuesday Law No 15 of 2017 on domestic workers.

Cabinet approves law on domestic workers

Cabinet approves law on domestic workers

The Cabinet has given its consent to a draft law that specifies the rights and duties of domestic workers and their sponsors, and regulates the relationship between them.

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic staff, the first country in the Gulf to do so, local media reported on Thursday.

Overworked Indian maid injured in escape from saudi employers

Overworked Indian maid injured in escape from saudi employers

The return of an Indian housemaid working in saudi Arabia, who broke her back trying to escape abusive employers, has raised fresh concerns over the working conditions of domestic workers ...

50 recruitment agencies sign pledge of commitment

50 recruitment agencies sign pledge of commitment

As many as 50 recruitment agencies based in Qatar have pledged to engage in “responsible recruitment and placement” of migrant workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office ...

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

Around 90 percent of the world's 67 million domestic workers have no access to social security protection, with migrants left particularly vulnerable, the International Labour Organization said Monday.

Sri Lankan embassy moves to new building in Thumama

Sri Lankan embassy moves to new building in Thumama

The opening of the new Sri Lankan embassy premises in Doha has been marked by the introduction of several key initiatives aimed at benefiting expatriates from the south Asian country in Qatar.