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PAM planning to blacklist sponsors from hiring domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: In a move aimed at protecting domestic workers, preventing the repetition of violations, and defending the rights of sponsors and recruitment offices; Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mussa has unveiled the plan of the authority to implement a ‘blacklist’ system that prevents the sponsorship of domestic workers by recruitment offices or employers whose records show the recurrence of failure to abide by stipulations of labor contracts and violation of law number 68/2015, reports Al-Jarida daily.

Speaking to the daily, Al- Mussa pointed out it is illogical to allow sponsors or recruitment offices to continue hiring workers if many complaints were filed against them by the domestic workers – up to seven or eight complaints yearly.

He said this system is similar to what is currently implemented in line with Private Sector Labor Law number 6/2010 that stipulates suspending files of erring companies and preventing these companies from hiring workers.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has approved a request from the Ministry of Information to transfer of 750 thousand dinars additional budget for the fiscal year (2018/2019), reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The sources pointed this money is required to pay the dues ministry workers in radio and television programs.

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