An Overseas Filipino worker is asking help for her unfair situation. Her employer refuses to give her a salary as a payment for the foods she eats.
On October 25, 2019, a concerned friend posted the situation of her OFW friend on OFW KAMI sa GITNANG SILANGAN Facebook group. According to Edmelyn Nebres, her friend who works as a domestic worker in Dammam Saudi Arabia is being unfairly treated by her employer.
She said that the employer refuses to give the salary of her friend equivalent to one-month salary as a payment for the foods she eats. And even the money she gave to her employer to buy a mobile phone was not given back to her.
“ptpa po sana matulungan po ang kaibgan q sa dammam po sha ngaun d daw binigay sahod nya isang buwan kc bawas daw po sa kinakain nya tas kahapon pa sha d binigyan ng pagkain tubig nlng daw iniinom nya😓😓😓😓😓pakitulungan nman po gusto na daw nya umuwe agency nya nagseseen lng daw sa mga msg.nya tas nagbigay sha ng pera pambiling cp mag isang buwan na hnggat ngaun dpa sha binilhan sana po maaprove salamat po”
Reports to agency
The Pinay worker immediately reports her situation to her recruitment agency. However, her employer got angry with her when she receives a call from the recruitment agency, confronts her why she reports to the agency. Now her employer refuses to give her food and threatens to confiscate her mobile phone.
The OFW can’t also ask the employer to accompany her back to the agency as her employer refuses to talk with the OFW in her anger that she was reported to the agency, according to Nebres.
“d po sha kinakausap ng amo nya kabayan nong nagsumbong sha sa agent nya tinawagan ung amo nya ng agent nya pinapagalitan p sha bkit daw sha nagsumbong or nagtex”