Following several days of talks, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume deploying Filipino workers from November 7.
One of the most popular destinations for Filipinos working overseas is Saudi Arabia. Over a million Filipinos live and work in the Kingdom. Many of them are in construction and nursing positions.
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The Philippines had previously suspended the deployment of its workers to Saudi Arabia due to various issues related to their employment rights and labor conditions.
In a joint statement released after the talks, the two countries noted that they would work together to ensure that the employment rights of their workers are protected.
Saudi Arabia’s delegation led by Minister of Human Rights and Social Development Ahmad Bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi met with Susan Ople, the Philippines’ Migrant Workers Secretary.
“We are grateful to Minister Al-Rajhi and the government of Saudi Arabia for sharing our concern for the rights of our workers. Likewise, we intend to move forward by working together on implementing mechanisms that would ensure the protection of our workers’ rights and welfare,” Ople said.
Ople noted that the two countries agreed to establish a joint effort against human trafficking. They also noted that the measures taken by both sides were aimed at protecting the welfare and employment rights of their workers.
The Philippines and Saudi Arabia have been working together to ensure the protection of workers’ rights and welfare. They have also agreed to establish a joint effort against human trafficking. They noted that the measures taken by both sides were aimed at protecting the welfare and employment rights of their workers.
Many OFWs work in the construction industry and other sectors in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is one of the major destinations for OFWs, with around 1.2 million Filipinos working there as of 2015. This is certainly a positive development for Filipinos who are eyeing Saudi Arabia as a potential employment destination. The country’s economy is doing well, and there are jobs available for Filipinos.
This report originally appeared on Arab News.
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