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Philippines Apologises To Kuwait For Sovereignty Violation Over ‘Rescue’ Of Workers

Philippines Apologises To Kuwait For Sovereignty Violation Over ‘Rescue’ Of Workers

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The two countries are working on a pact to protect overseas workers. The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologised to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation's embassy "rescued" several overseas workers from employers' homes, the foreign secretary said. Kuwait had protested over the "rescue" of Philippine citizens working as domestic help, summoned the Philippine ambassador to demand an explanation and arrested two embassy staff who were involved in Saturday's incidents. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Kuwait has accepted the Philippines' explanation after the Kuwaiti ambassador met President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday in southern Davao city and held talks with Cayetano on Tuesday in Manila. "We're...
Philippine Embassy In Kuwait Helps Workers Run Away

Philippine Embassy In Kuwait Helps Workers Run Away

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Kuwait summons ambassador, hands two protests Manama: Kuwait has protested to the Philippines following “serious offences” that included conducting operations to whisk domestic workers away from their employers’ homes in diplomatic vans. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it summoned on Friday the Philippines ambassador to Kuwait and handed him two protest notes. A spokesperson for the ministry said the notes were “related to recent remarks by several Filipino officials which [amounted to] serious offences against the State of Kuwait and [led] to the actions some embassy employees in violation of the diplomatic norms governing relations between the two countries as per the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported. The spokesperson “expres
Kuwait Oks Bill Imposing Fees On Migrant Workers’ Remittances

Kuwait Oks Bill Imposing Fees On Migrant Workers’ Remittances

UAE News
The Kuwait parliament’s financial and economic affairs committee has given its stamp of approval to a bill stipulating fees on overseas workers’ remittance fees abroad. This comes after two-thirds of the committee approved the piece of legislation, on the premise that the taxes to be imposed to money transfers of expatriates must be low, Kuwait News Agency quoted MP Salah Khorshed as saying. Once the bill has been passed into law, Khorshed says that they expect to gather KD 19 billion (approximately $63 billion) in a year out of the fees from money transfers. The bill is proposing for the imposition of different fees for various salary categories: KD 90 at one percent remittance fee, the KD 100 to 200 segment at two percent, the KD 300 to 499 category at three percent and the KD 5
Uae Labour Laws Protect Workers, Employers Equally

Uae Labour Laws Protect Workers, Employers Equally

UAE News
The labour laws also fine employers and recruiters up to Dh100,000 for failing to guarantee these rights. The UAE is keen on protecting workers' rights and several laws have been issued and effectively implemented to protect both workers and their employers, said a top judicial official. Hassan Al Hamadi, director of prosecutions at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), said workers in the UAE enjoy full protection of their rights stipulated in the country's legislations, which are on par with the best international standards. "The labour laws strike a balanced worker-employer relationship and regulate it in a way that protects rights of all parties involved," he said during a media briefing on Wednesday about the rights of workers and the law. Al Hamadi cited the recent Fe...