Pact Between UAE, Philippines On Filipino Workers A ‘Historic Model'
Gulf Today|March 05, 2021
‘The move reflects the strong commitment and leadership of our government to address the vulnerabilities of the Filipino domestic workers who come legally or irregularly to the UAE’
Mariecar Jara-Puyod

A migrant specialist in the Gulf since 2010 has welcomed and hailed the commitment and dedication of the UAE and Philippine governments in addressing concerns surrounding household service workers (HSWs), resulting in the implementation of a progressive bilateral labour agreement whereby Filipino domestic workers would be re-deployed to the UAE beginning April 1.

Implying that this progressive bilateral labour agreement is a historic model, Rights Corridor managing director/International Labour Organisation-Migration Advisory Group Regional Office (Beirut) member Froilan Malit Jr. was hopeful this would “in the future” be embraced and carried out “for other domestic workers within their own legal systems in the UAE.”

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