The Philippines, through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the United Kingdom (UK), have lately approved a memorandum of agreement on the recruitment of healthcare experts to develop the recruitment mechanisms that would additionally increase the strength of the rights of Filipino healthcare workers.
Bello stated the agreement would also improve Filipino healthcare professionals’ security mechanisms in recruitment, policy development, and education and training, among others. At the same time, the British state previously continued to give Filipino workers in the UK the same employment benefits and interests as the British nationals.
“We have achieved this undertaking at the moment the whole system is striving to maintain and cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, producing about a global demand for healthcare operators whose additions to the pandemic action has been undeniably essential and extensive,” he continued.
He announced that the MOU further presents the standard practice to develop their health by Philippine and British laws and regulations. Similarly significant is that the signing of this deal will additionally support the good bonds between the two governments,” he stated.
He stated the nation is eager to expand Filipino healthcare workers to other states just like the UK. “We acknowledged it was also our duty to help other countries in their fight against the pandemic as a member of the community of nations. Thus, the Philippine government acceded to the request, with a colatilla that the healthcare professionals to be deployed will be further protected through a bilateral labour agreement,” he added.
The signing was observed by the British Minister for Asia, the Right Honorable Amanda Milling, MP, leaders of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Philippines, and other government officials, particularly: Undersecretary Claro Arellano, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Administrator Bernard Olalia, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac.