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Awqaf has ‘determined’ the last working day for expats facing sack

KUWAIT CITY, April 17: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has determined the last working day for expatriate workers whose services will be terminated in accordance with the ministerial decision issued in this regard, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Affirming the concerned officials have been instructed to implement the decision, sources said some parties have expressed concern that the termination of expatriate employees might cause confusion at work.

Sources were quick to add that the ministry has prepared a contingency plan, indicating the remaining workers will be redistributed to fill up the posts which will be vacated by the expatriates. However, the sources did not mention the exact date when the concerned expatriate employees will report for work for the last time. Clarifying the decision does not cover the custodians, those in charge of correspondents and Bedouns; sources revealed the decision will be applied on those excluded from the directive on termination of services once the employees reach the age of 50.

Sources pointed out that in spite of the decision to terminate the expatriate employees, the ministry is firm in its bid to stop the wastage of public funds; otherwise, new violations will arise because of such decisions. Sources cited as an example the fact that the residence permits of many part-time workers were transferred to the ministry even if they are also working in other institutions.

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