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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

MOHRE: Recruitment of Domestic Workers from Philippines starting April

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) announced the beginning of deployment of household service workers (HSWs) from the Philippines to the UAE through officially authorized channels in both countries starting from April.

The deal came after recent meetings in Manila between a delegation from the UAE, led by Saif Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary for Human Resources Affairs, and Silvestre Bello III, minister of DOLE as well as senior Filipino officials.

Al Suwaidi stressed that the meetings with the Philippine side came in implementation of MOHRE’s strategy aimed at developing cooperation with the countries that send more domestic workers, to provide this category of employment for employers and national and resident families in a way that meets the needs and the increasing demand for them, especially the Filipino ones.

"The agreement with the Philippine side to start bringing in Filipino domestic workers through official channels as of next April constitutes a new phase of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries in the field of domestic work, especially in light of the joint keenness to enhance this cooperation in a way that serves common interests," Al Suwaidi added.

Al Suwaidi explained that the deal will control and regulate the recruitment process in a way that preserves the rights of all parties, as well as help reduce costs, particularly recruitment fees as the meetings addressed reducing recruitment fees.

During the meetings, officials also reviewed the precautionary measures implemented by the UAE to protect workers, including domestic ones, from COVID-19, as well as its efforts to offer medical treatment to patients.

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