‘Equate bedoun, expats in jobs’ – ‘Grant rights on second contract basis’

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh has issued a decision to equate Bedoun employees employed on wages the same way expatriates are employed on second contract basis, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the decision, Bedoun employees will be entitled to all perks that are granted to expatriates, including the right for all leaves specified in the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

This includes annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, Hajj leave and other paid leaves. They will also be entitled to monetization of annual leave balance. This is a new dimension to the former situation whereby Bedoun employees were appointed based on wages. This means they were not entitled to allowances and other benefits after retirement. Bedouns can now be employed based on content of this decision, while nobody should seal the employment until they obtain civil ID card.


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