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POLO: More than 53,000 OFWs in Dubai are on no-work-no-pay arrangement


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The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Dubai announced that there are more than 53,000 OFWs in the emirate who are on a no-work-no-pay scheme. 

The figure was based on the applications at POLO for the Department of Labor and Employment’s Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (DOLE-AKAP) which provides displaced OFWs with AED730. 

In a article, Robie Torre-Gonzales, Dubai president of the Filipino Human Resources Practitioners Association in the UAE (FilHR) said that approximately 53,160 or 60 percent of the 88,600 AKAP applicants are in a no-work-no-pay scheme; 26,580 or 30 percent are those who have been terminated; and the remaining 10 percent are those whose salaries have been reduced. 

Those employees whose salaries have been reduced are not qualified for the AKAP program. 

As of June 19, POLO has received a total of 88,585 applications for the one-time cash assistance of which 34,083 have been evaluated and 14,949 have been approved. 

Meanwhile, 10,997 OFWs have already received the cash assistance as of the same date. 

Labor Attache Felicitas Bay revealed that the funding allocation under the program is for 17,000 OFWs only. 

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