The recruitment offices in Saudi Arabia have halted procedures for hiring Filipino domestic workers since last Sunday. This was attributed to a new decision of the Ministry of Labor of the Philippines to suspend sending domestic workers.
The embassy noted that the suspension of recruitment process was consequent to the adoption of the new regulations issued by the Ministry of Labor governing the contractual relationship between Filipino domestic workers and their foreign employers.
The Saudi recruitment offices did not receive any details of the amended regulations and terms and conditions for the recruitment of Filipino housemaids. They also do not have have no information about the time when the temporary suspensions will be lifted, the sources have said.