Foreign employers and recruitment agencies are responsible for their workers' well-being—Baldoz

 

 

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday strongly reminded licensed Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) that they should exercise utmost responsibility in ensuring that the rights and welfare of all OFWs they send to a foreign country are respected and well-taken care of. She also warned them and their foreign counterparts or principals that the government will not take lightly, but act swiftly, on cases of abuse and violation of rights in coordination with and in accordance with the laws of host governments “If they fail to guarantee decent working conditions for these OFWs, the Philippine government will take the necessary action and make sure that they are made answerable," said Baldoz after Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Hans Leo Cacdac reported the case status of OFW OFW Melody Polintang-De Jesus who suffered abuse in the hands of her female employer in Jeddah.

 

 

 

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Posted at DOLE Website on 24 February 2014 at 04:55 AM



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