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‘Rise in labor law violations’ – ‘330 firms under probe’

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih revealed an increase in the number of verdicts that have been issued against companies violating the labor law, reports Al-Anba daily.

She added the Manpower Public Authority has referred nearly 330 companies and more than 5,000 workers to the Prosecution for violating the residence law. The statistics issued by Public Relations and Security Information the Department affiliated to the General Department for Residence Affairs revealed 323 complaints have been filed by the domestic workers against their sponsors in the until Oct 22, this year, reports Al-Rai daily.

The statistics also said 1,261 complaints have been filed by the employers, 70 complaints from employment offices, and referred 329 complaints to the court, and suspended four offices for six months and 12 offices for three months during the same period. According to the statistics, 115 violators of the residence law were arrested and referred to the competent authorities, and 22 were transferred to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and 146 to the General Directorate of Residence Affairs.

Meanwhile, Director-General of Kuwait’s Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has announced that the Municipality from Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, has started receiving applications for building construction licenses in West of Abdullah Al-Mubarak, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Manfouhi added the licenses will be issued automatically by the Engineering and Consultancy offices, provided all required documents are in order. He indicated the licenses will be issued according to automated program system, which was launched in four branches of the Municipality.

In other news, the emergency team of the Ahmadi branch of the Kuwait Municipality has served notices to eight violating spring camps which were set up in the area without obtaining licences. The tents will be removed after the end of the grace period which has been given to the owners of these camps. In another development, the Financial Supervisors System has been formed to examine and review the documents concerning expenses of the health offices abroad in coordination with Ministry of Health, reports Al-Anba daily. The sources indicated the ministry has prepared all documents needed to examine and revise the expenses. The sources pointed out, the ministry will soon hand over the issue to financial supervisors system. The sources pointed out, the Ministry of Health has provided staff to help the supervisors.

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