Friday, November 9, 2007

Pinoy workers in Saudi ask labor chief to resign

from MSN/Sunnex

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia are calling for the resignation of Labor Secretary Arturo Brion following the “mysterious death” of a Filipino domestic helper. Richard Bautista, spokesman for the Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan (KGS), said the death of Anita Carvajal Morales is the latest incident committed against the Filipino workers abroad. Bautista said Morales who was found dead inside the toilet of a police station in Riyadh was really disturbing since she is allowed to go home that time after the charges of stealing filed against her was withdrawn. “Labor Secretary Arturo Brion should resign from his Manila office after his statement of respect for OFWs fell into deaf ears while murder, rape, unpaid wages of Filipino workers and physical abuse by Saudi employers continue unabated here in Riyadh,” he said.

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