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Tag Archives: domestic workers

Bill seeks abolition of Al-Dora decree

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: MP Safa’a Al-Hashem said she has submitted a bill demanding the abolition of the ministerial decree which established the Al-Dora Company for recruitment and employment of domestic workers citing the failure of the company to serve the citizens. In a press statement, Al-Hashem said that there …

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Citizens outraged over intended Al-Dora charge for housemaids – Sri Lankans to go for KD 990

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: A number of Kuwaiti citizens expressed disappointment over reports concerning the high costs for hiring domestic workers through Dora Company. For example, the company intends to charge KD 990 for hiring a housemaid from Sri Lanka, reports Al- Anba daily. Former MP Kamel Al-Awadi said the …

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Direct hires of domestics eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Some citizens and expatriates plan to bring domestic workers directly from the Philippines and Sri Lanka to cope with the high price of hiring maids through the Al-Durra Company and other local labor recruiting offices, reports Al-Qabas daily. Some citizens and residents say the direct contract …

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‘Vietnam considering sending domestic workers to Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Vietnamese Ambassador to Kuwait HE Trinh Minh Manh revealed that his country is considering the possibility of sending domestic workers to Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement issued on the sidelines of a meeting on economic affairs held at Kuwait Chamber of Commerce …

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MPs’ proposals aim for domestic consolidation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The MPs, during today’s session of the National Assembly, approved six recommendations and discussed a second parliamentary request of enhancing national unity, reconciliation and consolidating the domestic front in the midst of several internal and regional dangers. The first recommendation called for the adoption of legislation …

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‘Domestic workers below 21, above 60 not allowed’

Kuwait among pioneer nations to tackle human peddling: Al-Ajmi KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: Head of Domestic Sector at the General Residency Affairs Department Muhammad Al-Ajmi disclosed the total number of registered domestic workers in the country is currently 669,000, pointing to one domestic worker per two citizens. He disclosed this …

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‘Use term domestic staff’ – Maid, servant derogatory

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Kuwait Society for Human Rights is baffled by the inhumane terms being used to refer to expatriates in the country, such as ‘servants’ and ‘housemaids;’ indicating these are derogatory terms and the international human rights organizations uses the term ‘domestic workers’ instead of calling them ‘housemaids.’ …

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Grace period to set price for hiring domestic workers ends

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The grace period within which the offices for domestic workers are expected to hand over sealed envelopes of their quotations to the committee formed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan to set the price for hiring domestic workers from outside Kuwait ended Monday, reports …

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Govt pledges to resolve maids hiring issue; rates remain high – Companies inflating costs warned

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: In light of the sharp reaction trailing the recent announcement of Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company regarding the cost of hiring male Indian workers and their salaries, the Minister of Commerce and Industry and acting Minister of Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roudhan disclosed that a committee was formed …

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Kuwait aims at qualitative rationalization, not ‘round-up’ in manpower management

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khalid Mahdi has ended the controversy of demographics, stating that Kuwait does not seek to reduce expatriate labor, but is working seriously to achieve qualitative rationalization, in the sense that Kuwait will only employ labor that add …

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