Philippines to resume sending domestic workers to UAE after striking new labor deal

Xave Gregorio ( – March 2, 2021 – 5:06pm MANILA, Philippines — (Updated 5:55 p.m.) The Philippines will resume sending domestic helpers to the United Arab Emirates beginning March 31 after it struck a new labor deal with the Gulf state, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. DOLE said Manila and Abu Dhabi agreed that new domestic workers who would be deployed to the Gulf state would be covered by a unified employment contract that provides stringent measures to protect them. Under the unified contract, the employer, and foreign and local recruitment agencies are all …

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