Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Common reports about domestic helpers in KSA are usually denied of their rights as workers. They have no weekly day offs, no work hour limits and no overtime pay. Based on the 2008 Human Rights Watch report, domestic helpers in Saudi Arabia work 18 hours per day, 7 days a week and have little power to collect back wages in labor disputes.

There are even issues of unpaid wages ranging from few months to several years. Aside from these, there were reports of sadistic treatments by their employers, domestic workers were restricted to their workplaces, sometimes locked in and forbidden to leave. Let’s hear  POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac, PASEI’s Vice President Edwina Beech, and LBS Recruitment Solutions President Lito Soriano discuss what domestic workers can do to enjoy the protections offered by the famous ILO- Convention No. 189?

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