Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia have agreed on contracts for the domestic workers
The unified contract requires compulsory training and orientation course for workers before arrival.
Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on domestic workers, as the Minister of Labour and Social Development of Saudi Arabia, Ali Al-Ghafees and his Ethiopian counterpart Abdul Fattah Abdullah have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation for the recruitment of domestic workers and organize the contractual relations between the two countries.
According to the agreement, the Ethiopian side is committed to taking all the necessary measures to ensure that the workers are eligible, are physically fit, and pass the criteria for working in the Kingdom. The male or female workers should not have been convicted earlier for any crime.
The unified contract requires compulsory training and orientation course for workers before arrival. The recruitment of Ethiopian workers should be done only through licensed recruitment offices, companies, manpower agencies or job placement centers.
The agreement mentions Saudi Arabia's full commitment to ensure the protection of the rights of employers and domestic workers and make sure that the terms of the worker’s contract are implemented.
Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia should stick to unified work contracts as both countries seek to control their respective recruitment expenses.