UAE may alter Filipina maids’ job contract

The UAE is considering altering job contracts for expatriate domestic workers after labour exporting countries expressed reservation on the existing one.

Major Mohammed Salim Humaid, director of the information and follow-up division at Sharjah?s general administration for residency and foreigners? affairs, said the federal interior ministry is studying amendments to the new contract issued in June following complaints by maid hiring agencies that the Philippines and other Asian countries are blocking their operations following the issuance of the new contract.