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Changes in housemaid rules give birth to ‘Maid Mafia’

Introduction of the new contract for housemaids that aimed to protect the rights of both employers and housemaids has given birth to ‘Housemaids Mafia’ and it increased the agency fees from Dh11,000 a year ago to up to Dh20,000, according to housemaid agencies in the emirate. Osama, manager of a big housemaids agency in Dubai […]

Demand rises for Filipino maids

The demand for Filipino household service workers (HSWs) in Qatar has continued to rise significantly since last month after Eid holidays, labour attaché Leopoldo De Jesus told Gulf Times. According to him, an average of 150 individual employment contracts for HSWs are processed every day, which is a 90% increase from the figures recorded by […]