Saudi Arabia: Increase in the black market of domestic workers

As long as there is not a policy that protects immigrant domestic workers, from assuring their safety and well being to securing that they receive a fair wage; this will give ground to an existence and rise, when there is such a high demand, of the black market of domestic employees. Resulting in pushing andContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Increase in the black market of domestic workers”

Should Immigrant Domestic Workers receive training upon their arrival?

The question is not only if they should receive training, but that the content and quality of the training is developed in conjunction with laws that assure their safety and fair working conditions. The Labor of Ministry in Saudi Arabia reported that 714,593 visas where issued for housekeepers coming to work for Saudi families inContinue reading “Should Immigrant Domestic Workers receive training upon their arrival?”

Rising number of housemaid deaths alarms Sri Lanka | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

This is a news report from Saudi Arabia regards the increasing amount of deaths among Sri Lankan domestic workers. Rising number of housemaid deaths alarms Sri Lanka | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more..

BBC News – Blood money spares Indonesian maid from Saudi execution

Satinah, a domestic workers from Indonesia working in Saudi Arabia, will not be executed thanks to a campaign in Indonesia to raise blood money to compensate the victim’s family. Here are the complete news in BBC. BBC News – Blood money spares Indonesian maid from Saudi execution.

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 understoodContinue reading “Standardizing recruitment processes coming from Sri Lanka to work in Saudi Arabia”

Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

During a dialogue sponsored by the UN Women and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka have agreed on a memorandum of understanding to protect the domestic workers from Sri Lanka working in Saudi Arabia. This MoU is to protect the rights of domestic workers in theContinue reading “Saudi-Lankan MoU on domestic workers expected | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.”

Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch

“Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals in the media, and stirring up anti-migrant sentiment to justify the labor crackdown. Now the Saudi government needs to rein in Saudi citizens who are attacking foreign workers.” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director Saudi authorities have spent months branding foreign workers as criminals inContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Labor Crackdown Violence | Human Rights Watch”