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MGRP prepares plan to employ only Kuwaitis in govt contracts

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: The data and information requested by the so-called Replacement Committee of the National Assembly has been completed by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), the Central Statistics Bureau and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, while the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) has prepared a plan to employ only Kuwaitis in government contracts, reports Al-Rai daily.

However, the Technical Office of the Replacement Committee has gone on to say to reconsider the private sector labor law for Kuwaitis and also to review the National Manpower Support Law. Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh will meet with the committee members Sunday that has compiled the data, statistics and information.

The committee chairman, MP Khalil Al-Saleh said a comprehensive plan will be put in place after receiving information from all concerned parties concerning replacement and employment in the private sector, and tackling the demographic imbalance. He added, the technical office of the committee has prepared a study to protect Kuwaitis working in the private sector to ensure their occupational security. Al-Saleh added the Technical Office of the Replacement Committee has also prepared a study to encourage Kuwaitis to work in the private sector. This includes revising the National Manpower Support Law No. 19 of the year 2000 and the Cabinet Decision No. 1028 of 2014 amending the rates of national employment in the private sector.

The study also includes the issuance of government decisions to prevent the repeated dismissal of employees from the private sector, and to conduct a media campaign and awareness and education seminars for Kuwaiti graduates on the labor law in the private sector and the National Manpower Support Law, and their rights and duties.

Add to the above, explanation of the unemployment law, and encourage them to work in companies and banks without hesitation or fear, for salaries and benefits better than those provided by the government. The study also included reviewing the labor law in the private sector and amending its provisions, especially with regard to contracts and terminations, to be safer and more stable and encourage Kuwaitis to work in the private sector.

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