Talks about domestic workers will resume between Kuwait and the Philippines

Talks about domestic workers will resume between Kuwait and the Philippines.The Union of Owners of Domestic Workers Recruitment Offices’ Director and Advisor, Abdulaziz Al-Ali, revealed encouraging news about an impending meeting between Kuwait and the Philippines. The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that new domestic workers are sent from Manila by reviving bilateral talks and bridging the gap between the two countries. With the involvement of Philippines Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac, which has inspired hope among stakeholders interested in domestic workers, Al-Ali expressed optimism.

Al-Ali emphasized the substantial presence of Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait in an interview with Al-Jarida, pointing out that they make up roughly 50% of the domestic workforce. He underlined the significance of this group for families in Kuwait and abroad, who favor Filipino laborers due to their ability to communicate effectively, strong educational credentials, and familiarity with regional traditions and customs. Because it is difficult to find a workforce that can fill the gap in the market, Filipino workers are in high demand.

In order to finalize bilateral talks and achieve comprehensive agreements, Al-Ali urged pertinent government agencies to move quickly and sincerely to facilitate the planned meeting. The resolution of the earlier, divisive issues that gave rise to Kuwait’s ban on Filipino laborers is contingent upon these discussions. He expressed his appreciation to the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef, for his readiness to receive guests in Kuwait within the proper legal parameters.

Al-Ali also emphasized the significance of signing more than just two or three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with different labor-exporting nations. In the event that any nation decides to temporarily stop worker exports for any reason, he maintained that maintaining market equilibrium and lowering recruitment costs could be achieved by diversifying the sources of domestic labor.

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