Treat them like sheep no more
Indonesia has told Saudi Arabia and the others it would allow its domestic workers to return to the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom only after it agrees to raise their monthly wages by at least 40 per cent and allow them to work a maximum eight hours a day.
Employers must also stop the practice of keeping the maid’s passport and give her a day holiday every Friday.
“The proposed job contract also stipulates that employers must mention their address, type of house, size and number of floors, family income and a picture
showing all members of that family….the contract, a copy of which must be sent to the Indonesian embassy, should also include a certificate of good conduct for the employers and other family members as well as a statement pledging to treat their workers nicely, refrain from any violence and respect human rights.”
The Kingdom has been under fire from local and foreign human rights groups over the death of some housemaids, who have been reportedly killed by their employers.
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