ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jul 2012In July 2012, the government of Ethiopia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.et/news/more.php?newsid=952
On 25 July, 2012, the Ethiopian Consul General announced the ban on Ethiopian citizens from applying for domestic or blue-collar jobs in the United Arab Emirates until an agreement can be reached to protect their rights. The Consul argued that the ban has been imposed because of several illegal recruiting agencies. The ban is intended to be provisional.