Manila mulls sending Filipino migrant workers to Russia
According to labor secretary Silvestre Bello, there is a demand for domestic workers, as well as construction workers, in the Russian Federation
The Philippine government is considering Russia as a market to deploy overseas workers. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello said Russia was in need of domestic and construction workers, the Manila Bulletin reported.
“Negotiations with the Russian Federation are ongoing and Russia is one of our alternative markets for our Filipino workers who still wish to be deployed overseas,” Bello said.
Bello said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was looking into the labor regulations and policies in Russia in preparation for the possible deployment of Filipinos there.
The DOLE has created a technical working group tasked with conducting discussions and meetings leading to an agreement on the possible deployment of Filipino workers to Russia.