Saudi Arabia to fast-track repatriation of distressed Filipino workers

By halima at 2019-12-26 • 0 collector • 103 pageviews

Saudi Arabia is to fast-track the repatriation of almost 200 distressed Filipino workers following a meeting between high level officials on both sides.

The workers, who are mostly domestic helpers, are at the Philippine consulate general in Jeddah while their case are being processed. Most of their cases involve the non-payment of salaries.

A request for help was made during a meeting on December 21st between chief of presidential protocol and presidential assistant on foreign affairs Robert Borje and Mohammad Ibrahim Jalal, the Saudi social welfare administration (SSWA) director general from the ministry of labor and social development for Makkah Al-Mukarramah region.

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