Kuwait will no longer allow the Philippine Embassy to house distressed workers as it is said to be against the labor law.

Kuwait raised warning to the Philippines not to accommodate Filipino workers in the embassy as it is a violation of the labor law. The oil-rich country does not want the same incidents to partake especially after signing the agreement of both the Philippines and Kuwait in protecting the welfare of Filipino domestic helpers.

A joint agreement was signed by the representatives of the Philippines during their visit to Kuwait to tackle the issue regarding the welfare of domestic helpers.

During the meeting of the joint committee, the issue was tackled and Kuwait wanted to remove the center for Filipino workers inside the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.

Kuwait wanted to have such issues dealt directly at the General Manpower Authority. They ensure that domestic helpers will be given protection and necessary legal actions will be taken.

In the said meeting, it was also tackled that domestic workers should be allowed to have a phone that they can use after working hours. On the other hand, the domestic worker must maintain the confidentiality of the sponsor “in a manner consistent with public morals”.

Additionally, employers must not assign domestic helpers additional work when outside Kuwait without her consent. The employer is also prevented from keeping the domestic helper’s passport and Civil ID.

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