Aug 30, 2017 @ 18:43

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday counseled the enactment of Qatar’s new employment law, noting the laws would offer higher safety to greater than 50,000 Filipino family service employees within the Gulf state.

Qatar enacted its “Domestic Employment Law” which has been expanded to cowl family service employees and offers them with a point of authorized safety, the DFA mentioned.

Under the law, family service employees would work for less than 10 hours per day, six days a week and have been entitled to annual holidays, paid sick leaves and assured breaks for meals and worship.

“This is certainly a cause for celebration as this new law would benefit more than 50,000 Filipino household service workers who did not enjoy these benefits before,” mentioned DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola.

Ambassador to Doha Alan Timbayan mentioned about 246,000 abroad Filipinos work in Qatar, making the Philippines the third nation of origin of migrant employees there. (PNA)