Arab Times 30 March 2017

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Owners of recruitment companies and domestic labor bureaus have warned that the domestic labor market in Kuwait is bound to face a huge crisis, reports Al-Rai daily.

They indicated that the cost of recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines has been increasing erratically due to some measures taken by the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila, which includes medical tests in eight clinics through a private company, instead of 19 clinics as it was before.

They explained that the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila took sudden measures after seeking approval from the Ministry of Health of the Philippines, which entailed introduction of new medical test measures for labor force.

This has resulted in waves of criticism on the streets of Philippines, prompting the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Recruitment to file a lawsuit against the Health Ministry of Philippines for allowing the Kuwaiti Embassy to monopolize those clinics.




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