Sunday, February 20, 2011

Distressed Filipino workers in Kuwait fly Home

Manama: A group of 68 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have left Kuwait for home, officials have said.

Their departure last week was part of the mass repatriation of stranded OFWs in Kuwait.

Most of the distressed OFWs worked as household service workers who were victims of non-payment of salaries, fatigue, lack of food, physical, verbal and sexual abuse prompting them to escape from their employers and seek temporary refuge at the Filipino Workers Resource Center (FWRC) at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Jabriya.

Philippine Labour Attache Vivo Vidal told that the airfare of all those repatriated was paid by the manpower agencies of the distressed OFWs.

According to the official, 196 distressed OFWs are temporarily housed at the FWRC who are awaiting repatriation.

source: Arab Times

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