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PAM recovers KD123,000 from Domestic workers recruitment bureaus

KUWAIT CITY, May 11: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has recovered about KD123,000 thousand from domestic workers recruitment bureaus in favor of citizens and expatriates who filed several complaints against the offices for breaching the contract/recruitment rules and procedures. In a statement, Deputy Director General for Manpower Protection Abdullah Al-Mutawtah stated the reimbursement process started on April 1, 2019, coinciding with the day the domestic workers recruitment department started operating under the Manpower Public Authority after its authority was transferred from the Interior Ministry.

Al-Mutawtah indicated the department that organizes recruitment of domestic workers contributed in sheltering 50 female domestic workers (maids) at the public shelter for domestic workers, which is under PAM, while some cases have already been settled and others are being followed up. He announced that the joint committee’s inspectorate team recorded 81 violations on the domestic workers recruitment bureaus, and concerned departments are dealing with cases wherein the bureaus failed to honor items of the law stipulated in this regard.

By Fares Al-Abdan

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