Kuwaiti vlogger slammed for saying Filipino migrants should not get days off

Kuwaiti government made law reforms to allow domestic workers to have a day off and keep their passports with them (AFP)

A Kuwaiti social media celebrity in makeup, called Sondos Al Qattan , was slammed by many social activists, after she went on a full-blown rant against her country new laws providing house workers with days off.

Kuwaiti government made law reforms to allow domestic workers to have a day off and keep their passports with them.

 

In a video posted to her social accounts, Sondos Alqattan, who presents herself as a “beauty blogger, influencer” with 2.3 million followers on the social network, said “The new laws that have been passed are pathetic. For people who want to go get a Filipino domestic worker, what are these ridiculous work contracts you've got to sign? The woman I met with was reading out the rules to me and I was just shocked. Put aside that they need to be given a break every five hours, that's normal. But, how can you have a 'servant' in your house that gets to keep her passport with her? Where are we living? If they ran away and went back to their country, who will refund me?" she said.

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"Even worse, is that they get a day off every single week! What's left? Honestly, with this new contract, I just wouldn't 'get' a Filipino 'maid.' She'd only work six days a week and get four days off a month," she added.

However, Sondos was slammed by people who took to social media to blast her for acting “inhumane.”

Users have called her complaint racist and accused her of “wanting to have a slave rather than an employee”.

 

"She doesn't want a human being to get a day off!! She wants to enslave them!!” one  user exclaimed.

 

"It's normal that she gets to keep her passport!! And you're surprised she gets a day off, that's the least she should get,” another user said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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