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.
By Matikas Santos
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.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
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.
By Susan K
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.
By Tina G. Santos
There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the contracts of their nationals.