Friday, May 2, 2008

Deployment Freeze of DH in Jordan Lifted

The Philippine Ambassador to Jordan Julius Torres said that the 15,000 Filipino household workers in Jordan can now return to work due the two-month freeze on the deployment in the Kingdom.

The deployment of Filipino household workers in Jordan was freeze due to reports of abuse, including non-payment of wages, maltreatment and rape. Which Jordan denies saying that the problem is with their residency.

Filipino domestic helpers in Jordan will now earn $US400 a month as compare to their previous monthly salary of $150.

There is also an agreement that Jordan government will protect the human rights of Filipinos working in the kingdom as agreed by the Human Rights Commissioner General of Jordan Shahir Bak and Ambassador Torres.

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