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Sunday , January 24 2021

Breach of contract by hospital management

I joined a private hospital on 13-7-2016 as staff nurse and successfully completed my probation period on 20-10-2016. I passed the MoH Licence exam on 12-10- 2016. From this date I am performing all the work and responsibilities of a Staff Nurse. My qualification is Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery. I am receiving a total monthly salary of KD 200 only (Basic 160+accommodation allowance 40). My offered basic salary in employment contract was KD 260 on completion of probation period and passing the MoH examination. This is the basic salary for a diploma nurse as per Kuwait labour law and seems like a clear violation by hospital management). I wrote a letter to them on 5-3-2017 regarding this matter, but until now they are giving me the same salary. Now they are telling me that I am an assistant nurse, but in the employment contract, salary certificate and hospital ID card my position is staff nurse. I completed my medical fitness examination on 4-5-2017. Attached are copies of my employment contract, salary certificate and ID card.

Name withheld

Answer: From all indications the hospital management is acting against the terms of the contract signed between you and them. Try once more to meet the management and put your grievance before them but if they fail to reason with you, we advise that you file a complaint with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour through the Labour Department in your area.

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