Standardizing recruitment processes coming from Sri Lanka to work in Saudi Arabia

This article reports on an agreement signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to protect domestic workers and procedures that should be implemented and monitored to ensure labor rights and prevent human rights abuses. Among these initatives it includes fair pay, prohibition of confiscation of passports, contracts drafted in a language understood by the worker and a contract with a maximum of two years, among other.

A step forward to add transparency to recruitment agencies. A step that needs to be done worldwide to prevent what we know as “modern day slavery”.

Sponsors can’t withhold passports of SL workers.

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