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The UAE Ministry of Labor has reduced the deposit expatriates pay to bring in domestic help to AED2,000.
November 19, 2009 4:13 by Tania Tabar
Housemaids abscond for a variety of reasons; the most-often cited being abuse and mistreatment.
Interestingly, domestic workers in the emirates are not covered under the provisions of the labor law like other workers; their problems are considered as either immigration or police matters. And when there’s a conflict between a housekeeper and his or her employer, most workers are convinced the law is on the sponsors’ side.
It is unsurprising, then, that most domestic workers choose to runaway, in spite of losing their employment rights as a result of absconding.
It seems to Kipp the system needs more than mere fee adjustments.
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