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Group notes lack of legal safeguards for Filipino maids in UAE

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human-rights-watch

“They slap me in the face and kick me. They have a stick for you. If I make a small mistake they would hit parts of my body – back legs, back and head. Sir would slap or punch me in the face. If they come back from the mall and I am not finished they would beat me.”

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rights group says Filipinos, other workers abused in UAE

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there’s little they can do because they’re excluded from the country’s labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Absence of labor laws, sponsorship system in UAE left domestics open to abuse–report

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UAE domestic workers abused

The absence of labor law protections and a sponsorship system that “chains domestic workers to their employers” have resulted in “overworked, underpaid, and abused” workers at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report released Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipina falls to death from UAE apartment—report

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A 40-year old female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died after falling from the balcony of her third floor apartment in Al Mureija, Sharjah in United Arab Emirates on Sunday morning, a report said.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Held hostage by her employer

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Nora Ursabia of Davao City sent an SMS (text message) to Bantay OCW. Ursabia, who said she read Inquirer every day in the Department of Education office in Davao City where she worked, has a sister in Dubai whose contract ended in March.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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