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Saudi may start recruiting Indian maids

Saudi recruitment agencies are hopeful that they will be able to recruit Indian housemaids within three months to meet the acute shortage of domestic help in the Kingdom, a report said. The delay was caused due to plans being made by In

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Manila mulls ban on sending maids to Gulf

Manila is mulling over a plan to stop sending domestic workers to Bahrain and the Gulf within five years as part of its labour policy shake-up to prevent skilled people from ending up in low-paid jobs such as housemaids. The Phili

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Lebanon judiciary fails to protect maids: HRW

Lebanese courts are failing to hold employers accountable for abusing migrant domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in Beirut. Many maids face severe mistreatment and some are driven to suicide in the country. The U

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Kuwait mulls minimum wage law for maids

Kuwait lawmakers are considering a separate law to set a minimum salary for the roughly 560,000 domestic workers in the country and impose rules protecting them from abuse. 'This is the first step. It is a most welcome legislation beca

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Mideast, Asia fail to halt maid abuse

Migrant and domestic workers still face beatings, rape and sometimes even murder because laws in Middle Eastern and Asian nations do not protect them from abusive employers, a US-based rights group said. Millions of women from countries su

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Clamp on Lankan maids to Mideast

Sri Lanka will cut the number of maids it sends to the Middle East, a labour official said, citing increased complaints of abuse by women migrant workers. ’We want to reduce the number of women migrant workers mainly because of complaints

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Clamp on Lankan maids to Mideast

Sri Lanka will cut the number of maids it sends to the Middle East, a labour official said, citing increased complaints of abuse by women migrant workers. ’We want to reduce the number of women migrant workers mainly because of complaints

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Bahrain implements new rule for house maids

New restrictions to protect Indian workers from rogue employers and agents in Bahrain came into force yesterday (October 1). The restrictions include a minimum wage of BD100 ($378) a month, said a report in our sister publication Gulf Dail

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