Unified GCC maid contract approved

Nov

26

2014

Manama: Gulf countries have agreed on the provisions of a unified Gulf contract for domestic helpers.

“The blueprint of the contract sets the daily working hours at eight, limits overtime to two hours, requires the provision of decent accommodation, and stipulates the right for days off,” Jamal Al Dosari, the director general of the public authority for workforce in Kuwait, said following the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) labour undersecretaries in Kuwait City.

“It bans employers from keeping the passports of their employees, ensures the freedom of domestic helpers to move or live outside the home of the employer and to travel at any time. It also commits employers to provide air tickets for the helpers at the end of the contract,” Al Dosari said, quoted by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).

The single contract will take force after it is approved by the GCC labour ministers, he added on Monday.

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