Implementation of 2018 MoU between Kuwait and Philippines

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In January 2020, the Philippine government imposed a total ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait after the death of an overseas Filipino worker in Kuwait. This ban was lifted in February, accompanied by the First Joint Committee Meeting on the 2018 Philippines-Kuwait Agreement on the Deployment of Domestic Workers. During the meeting, officials discussed several protection measures for Filipino domestic workers that are to be institutionalized.

MoU on the Recruitment of Domestic Workers between Kuwait and India)

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The Governments of Kuwait and India signed a MoU that outlines the two countries’ cooperation regarding matters of Indian domestic workers in Kuwait, especially providing stronger safeguards for Indian domestic workers which include many female workers in Kuwait. The MoU is valid for five years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal.

Agreement on Employment of Domestic Workers between the Philippines and Kuwait

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Kuwait and the Philippines signed a MOU to regulate the working conditions of migrant domestic workers in Kuwait guaranteeing rights of domestic workers to address allegations of abusive working conditions.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and Kuwait in the Field of Labor Cooperation

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Kuwait and Philippines signed an MOU on labour cooperation, which stipulates that a joint working group between the two countries should be created to ensure implementation and revision of the Memorandum, development of a standard employment contract, and measures for technical cooperation. The Memorandum states that the employment contract should be in English and Arabic, with a clear definition of working conditions and the rights and duties of the employer and employee. The agreement does not cover domestic workers welfare.

Law No. 1 of 1999 on Alien Health Insurance and the Imposition of Fees Against Medical Services

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Law No. 1 makes provisions for health and medical services to foreigners residing in Kuwait by establishing that no residence permit shall be granted unless a health insurance policy or a medical security contract is obtained and also setting forth health and medical services to be covered by health insurance under this law.