Revised salary for maids in Qatar

by: xtian001

In: jobs in qatar | News | Qatar

27 Dec 2006
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from GulfTimes

 
The Philippine embassy has stipulated that the minimum monthly salary for a Filipina maid must be QR1,500, starting from January.

 

Sources in local recruitment agencies have told a Qatari Arabic daily that a number of embassies have been demanding huge increases in the salary of housemaids from their respective countries and this amounted in some cases to 100% rise.

 

According to a source, the Philippine embassy revised the salary for Filipino maids after the Indian embassy raised the salary for Indian maids to QR900.

 

“The Filipino embassy has told recruitment agencies that the salary of Filipino maids should not be less than $400 a month in the new contracts that will be signed effective January 1, 2007. Previously it was $200 a month.”

 

Recruitment agencies said that the huge rise in the minimum salaries of Filipino maids would limit their numbers in Qatar. “A big segment of Qatari households prefer to recruit Filipino maids, but now that would change.”

 

The Labour Department has made it mandatory for recruitment agencies to prepare work contracts in advance and get it signed by the employer, before the arrival of foreign workers in Qatar.

 

Such contracts should also be countersigned by government officials concerned. The contracts should indicate the nature of the job and the salary.

2 Responses to Revised salary for maids in Qatar

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September 27th, 2007 at 1:37 am

This change is happening across the gulf. Is that best of the maids in the longterm? What if people stop employing maids from PH.

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xtian001

September 28th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

It is good for the helpers as they do deserve more than what they are getting. What if the Philippines stop sending people to work as maids and nannies? Who’ll take care of the children and do the household chores for Qatari’s and other GCC countries? The reason why they do take in Filipinos as helpers as they do their job well than any other countries.

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