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Ban deployment of OFWs to Poland, Dole asked

/ 04:10 AM December 03, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the reported irregularities in the hiring of migrant workers in Poland, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Geneva has asked Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to impose a deployment ban to the Central European country pending the development of a regulatory framework that would ensure the protection of Filipino workers.

Polo Geneva Labor Attaché Cheryl Daytec has recommended that the processing of papers of Poland-bound workers be suspended due to the prevalence of contract substitution, bad working conditions and unjust termination, which force workers to run away from their employers.

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Daytec said that as of Oct. 9, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration had already recorded 135 cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who had left their jobs.—JOVIC YEE

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