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Bid to revive talks with Ethiopia to recruit domestic workers

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Bassam Al-Shammari, who is a specialist in domestic labor affairs said over the next few days talks between Kuwait and Ethiopia are expected to resume on the issue of signing the memorandum of understanding between both sides to regulate the recruitment of domestic workers from Addis Ababa, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Shammari said this step will open a new market for the recruitment of these workers to fill the acute shortage that Kuwait is currently suffering from, pointing out that many local offices are waiting for the signing of the MoU between the two sides, and then the conclusion of the initial recruitment contracts known as (job orders) with its counterparts in Addis Ababa, which is soon expected to see light of day.

Al-Shammari stressed on the importance of allowing the recruitment of domestic workers from several countries, and not limit the issue to only two or three countries, especially since allowing the recruitment of Ethiopian workers will create a balance in the market and solve the problems of shortage of domestic workers that Kuwait currently suffers from, especially since the costs and salaries of recruiting workers from Addis Ababa is low and will help alleviate the burden from the shoulders of citizens and the residents.

Al-Shammari has appealed to iron out previous shortcomings on the issue of the right of laborers, and the application of the law in its entirety against every violator to protect the rights of laborers, to ensure the continuation of the recruitment process without any obstacles. He called on the Public Authority for Manpower to hold training courses for its employees and office owners and employers ‘online’ to familiarize them as to how to deal with the employment issues, especially those related to labor disputes, to ensure that the rights of all parties are protected.

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