The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) called for a total deployment ban of household workers in Kuwait on Tuesday (January 6) after the death of another overseas worker in December.
Jeanelyn Villavende was allegedly killed by her female employer in December 2019.
According to the report of the TUCP, there are 130,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as of 2018, including skilled and household service workers. However, the TUCP said around 200 OFWs have died in Kuwait in the last four years while around 280 were runaway workers.
“It’s indicative that the government of Kuwait is not taking the plight of our workers seriously and that’s why we’re calling for a total ban on deployment of household service workers,” TUCP vice president Luis Corral said.—AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda)
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