FDH $ 400.00 minimum wage


I watched the news the other day where hundreds of our Filipina Domestic Helpers protesting the Government required minimum monthly wage of USD 400.00.

While other countries like Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, etc., complains of very low salary aside from maltreatment and abuse.

One thing pops out in my brain cell, most likely the said protest was organized by recruitment agencies opposed to the said policy.

Maid for Sale

Maid for Sale

Ito namang ating mga kababayan sigaw pa ng sigaw sa harap ng DOLE ang lakas pa! Pag dating sa Saudi or other parts of Middle Eastern countries pag may masamang nangyari ayaw ng sumigaw, tatalon na lang mas madali ang repatriation. Kung sisigaw man, galit sa ating gobyerno dahil walang ginawa. Hay naku! Ano ba talaga? Mag isip isip naman kayo! para rin naman sa kabutihan ninyo ito.

Recruitment agencies said that the new wage policy could cause a sharp drop in the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers. So Whatttttt!!!??? Dahil mabawasan kayo ng income. Pag may problema ang FDH ang tagal ninyong mag response. Kayo kaya ang nandito sa lugar namin na halos araw araw nakaka-received ng text at tawag ng mga minaltrato at ni-r…e na mga FDH natin.

I agree with Sec. Arturo Brion that “our maids deserve better treatment not only in terms of decent salary but also in terms of greater respect from their employers. Many have lost their honor and dignity by accepting low wages and succumbing to employers’ abuse and exploitation.”

Kaya lang siguradohin ng Gobyerno na ang pinapadala ninyong FDH ay talagang may alam, baka naman makuha rin sa lagay ang mga sertipikong hinahawakan nila at pagdating dito walang rin palang alam sa trabaho. Hindi malayong mag-ala “Darna” ang ating mga FDH para mapadali ang lipad pauwi sa atin.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s