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Kuwait Union for Domestic Labor Recruitment Offices

Amid the pressing situation in the country, as it has once again become involved in matters concerning domestic workers following the untimely death of a Filipina household service worker, Constancia Dayag Lagos, concerned agencies and organizations have once again become active in overseeing processes involved in the recruitment, hiring, and deployment of foreign domestic workers [...]

Gov’t Announces Official Dates for Eid Holidays 2019

The beginning of the new month is not just an ordinary time for Muslims all over the world. This also marks the end of the month-long prayer and fasting of Ramadan, as well as the beginning of the Eid celebrations. And just like Ramadan, Eid is a special time for Muslims, characterized by feasting and [...]

Felony Murder Charge Filed Against Employer of OFW who Died in Kuwait

Waiting for developments in the case of the Filipina domestic worker, Constancia Lago Dayag, who was allegedly physically and sexually abused prior to her death in Kuwait, the Philippine government, through its Embassy in Kuwait, has already filed a criminal case against the Kuwaiti government for failure to prevent such incidents, as stipulated on the [...]

How to Submit a Labour-Related Complaint in Kuwait

All workers in Kuwait reserve the right to submit a grievance or a complaint to their employer and to the Labour Relations Department. Do note, however, that those working in the domestic services, such as chauffeurs and maids, are not covered by any particular code (public/private sector), and will have to depend on general principles [...]

Expats Cannot be Deported if Firm is Non-existent - Interior Ministry

Even as the country seeks to remove the kafala system, cases of abuse and exploitation are still evident right at the point where migrant workers are lured in by agents of human trafficking – individuals or companies. ALSO READ: Gov’t Discovers New Case of Human Trafficking Involving Filipino Female Workers Such cases put migrant workers [...]

[Update] Preliminary Investigations Reveal ‘Natural Cause’ of Filipina Maid’s Death

With tensions and a growing alarm felt over the past few days between the Philippines and Kuwait following the report of another OFW death, allegedly in the hands of her employer, officials from both sides are taking precautionary measures to ensure that the situation would not blow out of proportions. ALSO READ: OFW Dies in [...]

PH, Kuwait Closely Work to Probe Maid’s Death

In recent light of the news regarding yet another gruesome death of a Filipino domestic worker, officials from both countries are conducting thorough investigations as to what has actually transpired, in order to prevent yet another crack in the diplomatic ties between the Philippines ad Kuwait, as to what has happened just last year. ALSO [...]

OFW Kuwait Constancia Dayag

More than a year since official ties were almost cut off by the Philippine government with Kuwait over the death of an OFW, whose body was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in the Gulf State, another case surfaces, but the repercussions of another ‘lone’ incident bears far more weight than the last [...]

[Update] Preliminary Investigations Reveal ‘Natural Cause’ of Filipina Maid’s Death

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world perform acts of charity such as alms-giving and donating to foundations to help support the poor. ALSO READ: How to Behave during Ramadan: Do’s and Dont’s And while this is a tradition that is even taken advantage of by other people, the Kuwaiti government [...]

Work and Office Timings for Public and Private Sectors in Kuwait During Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramadan officially began in Kuwait last May 5 (Sunday), citizens and residents are concerned regarding the office and work hours set by their companies as well as for the private sector, in case government services will be needed by the people. ALSO READ: How to Behave during Ramadan: Do’s and [...]