Ban on bringing Filipino workers to Kuwait lifted

Recruitment of Filipino workers will ease the domestic worker crisis slightly

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait hold their documents as they queue upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait hold their documents as they queue upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Head of the Federation of Domestic Labor Offices, Khaled Al-Dakhnan, has announced a ban on bringing Filipino workers to Kuwait has been lifted, after months of meetings and negotiations between the federation and the competent authorities.

Al-Dakhnan told Al- Seyassah daily it is assumed that the recruitment of Filipino workers will start from next week and Filipino embassy begins to process the workers’ contracts.

Al-Dakhnan feels the recruitment of Filipino workers will ease the domestic worker crisis slightly, and pointed out, “We are still waiting for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia, which will solve the problem of the 70 percent shortage of domestic workers.”

He pointed out all domestic workers’ offices must adhere to the 890 Kuwaiti dinars price set by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

In an unrelated development , Educational Technology Professor and member of the teaching staff in the Curriculum Department at the College of Education in Kuwait University Dr Walid Al-Enezi affirmed that the book exchange campaign of the college, which was organized in cooperation with the Office of the Dean for Student Affairs, covers the needs of 2,000 out of 7,000 students in the college, reports Al-Jarida daily.

In a press statement, Al- Enezi pointed out that controls and regulations have been in place in the process of receiving books in order to ensure that the college applies the health regulations on the students; such as wearing masks and gloves and social distancing.

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