Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pinoys warned vs ‘mushroom picker’ jobs in Poland

The government has warned Filipinos against seeking employment in Poland as mushroom pickers due to alleged inhumane working conditions there.

The Philippine Embassy in Poland issued the warning Saturday, saying it is asking the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) not to issue clearances for such jobs.

“There are approximately 86 Filipino women deployed or working as mushroom pickers currently in Poland. Majority of these workers are not happy with their jobs due to very low wages, unfavorable working conditions and/or substandard accommodations," Philippine Ambassador to Poland Alejandro del Rosario said in a statement posted on the Department of Foreign Affairs Web site.

He said they have received reports that some Filipino jobseekers had even fallen prey to “lending companies" that charge a placement fee of about $4,000 (P185,340).


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