PH hails benefits for 50,000 Filipino helpers in Qatar

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The Philippines hailed a new law in Qatar that gives benefits such as limited working hours, annual vacations, and paid sick leaves to domestic workers in this Gulf state. “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,” Philippine Foreign Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said.

“This will certainly lead to the recognition, promotion, and protection of the rights of Filipino and other migrant household service workers in Qatar,” Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement on Wednesday, August 30.

The law limits domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours of work a day. It also orders employers to pay staff wages at the end of each month and entitles workers to at least one day off per week and an annual leave of 3 weeks, the Qatar News Agency reported.

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