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‘Over 1,000 files of companies probed to reform labor market’ – Indians top list of expats in private sector: Al-Subaih

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih disclosed that 1,023 files of employers have been referred to Public Prosecution since the beginning of the year — as part of measures to restructure the labor market, says Al-Anba daily.

She explained the files contain gross violations against law and organized regulations, indicating 367 violations were related to work, 264 on occupational safety and another for violation of workers accommodation.

She pointed to 325 violations related to Article 10 of Labor Law where employers recruited laborers from outside the country without providing jobs for them. Asked about the number of expatriates working in private sector, the minister said they reach 1,640,808.

She also said Indians top the list of expatriate personnel in private sector with 549,312 people followed by Egyptians with 448,141, and Bangladesh (152,331), Pakistan (93,216) and Philippines (83,465) while the rest are distributed among other nationalities.

Meanwhile, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is looking forward to establishing a new shelter for female expatriate workers, so the current center will be exclusive for men, reports Al Shahed daily. Director of the existing center Falah Al-Mutairi disclosed he has informed the authority about the need for a new shelter as soon as possible because the current one can no longer accommodate the growing number of expatriate workers referred to the center.

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