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Women should be ‘confined’ to their homes to take care of kids – ‘Children who grow up with maids develop less affection for mothers’

KUWAIT CITY, July 30: The number of domestic workers in Kuwait as of December 2016 was 613,407, and Kuwaiti women who are dedicated to their household chores have reached 78,277 in number, according to statistics from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI). Al Seyassah daily explored the views of …

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Number of domestic workers to hit 1m following launch of Al-Durra firm

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: An official has predicted that the number of male and female domestic workers will reach 1 million by the end of this year following the launch of the government-based Al-Durra Company for Recruitment of Domestic Labors in September because of the new low-cost permits, reports Al-Shahed …

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Co-ops empowered to help hire domestics from abroad

‘Houses ready in Metla’a, Sulaibikhat’ KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Al-Durra Domestic Workers Recruitment Company has specified one cooperative society in each governorate for the submission of applications for hiring domestic workers from abroad, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the concerned cooperative societies include Rawda and Hawally Cooperative Society …

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‘Al-Durra’ seeking to cut recruitment costs of Filipino domestics by 50 pct

KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Al-Durra Company for Recruitment of Domestic Labor has completed the necessary studies and procedures to launch operations. According to informed sources, the company is working on reducing the costs for recruitment of domestic workers from the Philippines by about 50 percent, as it currently costs about …

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FKTU represents all Kuwaiti, non-Kuwaiti workers: Al-Ajmi

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Chairman of the Federation of Kuwait Trade Unions (FKTU) Engineer Salem Al-Ajmi affirmed the federation is considered a full representation of all trade unions. In other words, it represents all Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti workers within the Kuwaiti territories whether they are parts of the syndicates or …

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Sides sort hiring of domestics from India

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: The return of Indian domestic workers to work in the country can be expected soon after all the impediments that had halted the incoming flow of these workers were ironed out. They revealed that several meetings were held between senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Greed of some office owners tied to high cost of recruiting ‘domestics’

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah disclosed that the ministry has contacted Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine the real cost of recruiting domestic workers. In response to parliamentary questions, the minister said the procedure was necessary to serve as …

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Cost of domestic labor hiring to be KD 400 after launch of ‘firm’

Panel to begin deliberations on falsifications of citizenship KUWAIT CITY, May 8: Head of the Parliament’s Economic Committee Sa’ad Al-Khanfour announced that the cost for hiring domestic workers will be about KD 400 after the domestic labor recruitment company will officially launch operations on September 1, affirming that the building …

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New domestic labor law to help improve rights of ‘weaker party’

Seminar on ‘Domestic Workers in Kuwait’ held KUWAIT CITY, April 26: Participants of a seminar titled “Domestic Workers in Kuwait” unanimously agreed that the new domestic labor law will contribute in improving the rights of the “weaker party” in the Kuwaiti society. However, there are certain lapses and inadequacies in …

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MP queries on causes of delay in activating domestic workers law

Legal affairs panel to discuss set of bills Sunday KUWAIT CITY, April 8: At a time when the issue of hiring domestic workers is discussed at every level, MP Khalil Al- Saleh has submitted a joint parliamentary query to the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh and …

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