Kuwaiti Blogger Condemned for Her Views on Domestic Workers

      Published on Saturday, 10 November , 2018      587      
Kuwaiti Blogger Condemned for Her Views on Domestic Workers

  • Gulf News

A famous Kuwaiti blogger and makeup artist came under fire after branding Kuwait’s reforms to ensure the human rights of Filipino domestic workers “a joke”.

Social media celebrity Sondos Alqattan, who has a whopping Instagram following of 2.3 million, slammed reforms agreed by Kuwait and Manila to secure the rights of Filipino workers after a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

According to the new pact, Filipino workers will be entitled to keep their passports, have a break every five hours during their working day and one day off a week.

“What are these complexities? This film? This joke?” Alqattan said in a video posted on her Instagram account earlier this week.

“There are some rules that have had me shocked. There are some like being able to take a break every five hours — that’s okay.”

“But how can someone have a person working in their homes and their passport is with the worker? If she took her passport and fled, who will reimburse me?” Alqattan added.

She then went on to complain that domestic workers can now have one day off a week:

“What’s worse than this, she’s now entitled to one day off every day. One day! What else now?”

“I don’t want a Filipina housemaid anymore. For her to go out one day in a week? That’s four days in a month”, she added.

“She will only be working six days a week. We have no idea what she will be getting up to on those four days she’s off, especially with her passport on her”.

The video made rounds on social media, sparking anger across the world, highlighting that foreign workers in Kuwait are forced to endure slave-like conditions:

Category Gulf News, Kuwait | 2018/11/10 latest update at 7:50 PM
Source : Albawada | Photocredit : Google
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