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GCC ministers propose unified decision on domestic workers

Automated service for recruitment in place: Al-Sabeeh KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs Committee concluded its fourth meeting and referred its recommendations to the concerned officials for approval, including the proposed unification of decisions regarding domestic workers, reports Al-Rai daily. Kuwait’s …

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Facilitating procedures for ‘domestic’ laborers at airport to cost KD 900,000

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The estimated cost for facilitating procedures for domestic laborers at Kuwait International Airport is more than KD 900,000, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sent a letter to the State Audit Bureau regarding Tender No. 4/2017/2018 …

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Al-Durra Co to recruit domestic labors from four new countries

Bid to resolve shortages, recruitment costs KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The Al-Durra Home Employment Company will soon begin recruiting domestic workers from four new countries including Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Nepal and Ethiopia in an effort to resolve the crisis of labor shortage and reduce the cost of recruitment, reports Al-Rai …

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Domestic workers should be referred for medical test on return to Kuwait from vacation

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The General Department for Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has called on employers of domestic workers to refer their employees for medical examination after they return from vacation for fear they may be carriers of contagious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS and TB, reports …

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MoSAL gives nod to Al Durra to open offices in co-ops

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and Assistant Undersecretary for Social Welfare Sector Sheikha Al-Adwani said the ministry has no objection if Al- Durra Company for Domestic Workers opens offices in cooperative societies subject to coordination with the Union of Consumer Cooperative …

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Use of smartphone by domestic workers, a concern for sponsors

Difficult to monitor their activities: Prof Al-Shalal KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Khalid Al-Shalal, Professor of Sociology at the Kuwait University says it is difficult to monitor the activities of domestic workers who use the smartphones or even determine the appropriate manner to find a solution to some issues, reports Al-Qabas …

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Crisis team urged on domestics labor issue

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: In a bid to address what he described as a deep-seated issue, MP Mohammed Al-Dallaal has submitted a proposal to form a crisis management team which will deal with the domestic labor issue. He explained that despite the parliamentary and governmental efforts to address the issue, …

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Kuwait to employ UN ‘migration’ agency expertise for labour body

53 schools in new residential areas: PAHW KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti government plans to sign several agreements for International Office for Migration programmes aimed at improving the role of the Public Authority for Manpower, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hind Al- Sabeeh said on Sunday. At …

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Some lawmakers hit out at government concerning ‘high cost’ of hiring maids

Al-Durra Company rejecting applications: MP KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: Several lawmakers have admonished the government to be more proactive by playing the expected role in resolving the problem concerning high cost of hiring domestic workers, which is said to have reached the ceiling, reports Al-Qabas daily. The lawmakers urged the …

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Labor minister to visit four Asian nations to ink maids hiring deals

Down payment to be made online: Al-Sabeeh KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed a plan to visit four Asian countries — India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippine — after Eid Al-Adha holiday to sign labor agreements for …

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