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Wednesday , June 19 2019

‘Online automation protects rights of expatriate workers’

Hiring labourers will be based on actual need

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa affirmed the significance of online automation in protecting the rights of expatriate workers, and added the latter will not be exploited or compromised by the labor recruitment offices, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Al-Mousa declared this after a meeting with the new Labor Adviser at the Embassy of Egypt Ahmad Yousef saying the authority is keen on protecting the rights of workers and hopes for further cemented cooperation with the Egyptian counterparts in that regard. He reiterated the authority is serious about hiring workers based on actual need for each profession, while educating them on their rights and duties within the local market.

Meanwhile, the Administrative and Financial Affairs Department at Public Authority for Manpower has sent a letter to Labor Sector represented by Head of Financial Guarantees to stop referring company owners for refund of sums deposited as security. He added employees are bearing the ramifications of its inability to refund sums worth thousands of dinars, reports Al-Shahed daily.

Sources noted a circular was issued by the sector due to the dilemma employees find themselves in each time the owners of companies demand refund of their money. They stressed the owners of companies in question have fulfilled all procedures and submitted relevant documents without getting back sums they paid as security to the sector after many months.

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