In the following days, the domestic labor market is expected to have a surge in number especially with the doubled number of flights by the Kuwait Airways Corporation from Manila.
According to Khaled Al-Dakhnan, chairman of the Kuwait Union of Domestic Labor Offices (KUDLO), the union is continuously having contact with the officials who are in charge of the Belsalamah app to make sure that the number of Filipino workers being transported from the Philippines to Kuwait will continue to grow for 2-5% per month.
The said move is to address the issue of shortage among domestic workers in Kuwait which have been going forth for the past 18 months. The shortage of domestic workers is due to the recruitment processing suspension for those months. But Khaled ensured that in the next few weeks, local recruitment offices will start processing and receiving domestic workers from the Philippines.
“This came after the Labor Export Union in Manila approved our request to review the rules and regulations that could delay the recruitment process, as well as to quickly find solutions to speed up the arrival of these workers in Kuwait,” Khaled confirmed.
“The Labor Export Union in Manila also approved our request to exclude workers coming to Kuwait from the requirement to complete a training course in a specialized governmental institute if they have not worked in any of the Gulf countries before and for them to undergo training in private institutions. In this manner, more workers will be recruited,” he added.
For expats and Kuwaiti citizens who have plans on recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines, Khaled encouraged them to comply with the strict terms mandated at the employment contract.
For domestic labor office owners, Khaled is calling them to comply with the recruitment fees as specified by the Ministry of Commerce and also stressed the need to report any violations related to the recruitment fees through the official hotline of the Ministry, 135.