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Saudi bans Pinoy OFWs, stops work permits issuance By Michaela P. del Callar 07/01/2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Saudi bans Pinoy OFWs, stops work permits issuance

By Michaela P. del Callar 07/01/2011

Saudi Arabia will stop issuing work permits to Filipino domestic helpers beginning July 2, adding pressure to the Aquino government to provide more jobs at home.

Saudi imposed the deployment ban to protest the monthly wage increase from $200 to $400 being sought by the Aquino administration for Filipino maids.

Rico Fos, Foreign Affairs Director for Migrant Workers Affairs, said Manila will seek clarification from Saudi regarding the ban, which also includes Indonesia, but noted that it will not back down from negotiations seeking better pay for Filipino maids.

“The meeting will be held in July 4 in Riyadh between Philippine and Saudi officials. We hope something positive will come out of that dialog,” Fos said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110701hed4.html

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Sino magpapasahod sa kanila sa sariling bansa? Kahit minimum wage halos wala na. Kaya sila umalis patungong gitnang silangan.

Trabaho kailangan, wala ng namimili, basta makapag hanap buhay.

Wag lang ma tyempo sa manyak.

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