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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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‘Sponsors abandoning workers to their fate face strict action’

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: Personnel from the so-called ‘Quartet Committee’ formed upon a decision issued by the Council of Ministers organized a security campaign against labor and residence law violators in Al-Hassawi, reports Al-Rai daily. During the campaign the committee — comprising personnel from the ministries of Interior, Social Affairs …

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‘Domestic labor market in Kuwait faces huge crisis’

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Owners of recruitment companies and domestic labor bureaus have warned that the domestic labor market in Kuwait is bound to face a huge crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. They indicated that the cost of recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines has been increasing erratically due to some …

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Employers urged to check number of national workers

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Tuesday appealed to employers who have contracts with government bodies to inspect number of national workers registered at their companies. The move aims to make sure that the status of workers is compatible with Resolution No. 1028 of 2014 that …

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‘Salaries of Indian labourers transferred to bank accounts’ – Al-Sabeeh coordinates with embassy, MEW

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that the salaries of Indian laborers who are working for a company under contract with Ministry of Electricity and Water have been transferred to their bank accounts, reports Al-Rai daily. She said she had coordinated with the …

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Labor minister resolves problem of Indian workers not paid by firm

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed the plan of Kuwaiti government to establish a national leadership school, in collaboration with France, for enhancing training and governance activities. The minister said this recently at the residence of French …

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Recruitment firm for domestics up in August

KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The Domestic Workers Recruitment Company will go into operation in August 2017, says the Rapporteur of Response to the Amiri Address Committee, MP Osama Al- Shaheen. Speaking to reporters, after the committee meeting Monday Al- Shaheen said the meeting was chaired by head of the committee …

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Department to close down 17 domestic labor offices – Penalty for sheltering absconders more rigid

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Director of Domestic Labor Department at Ministry of Interior Mohammad Al-Ajmi announced the department’s intention to close down 17 domestic labor offices for violating regulations governing the operation of these offices. During a seminar organized by the State Ministry for National Assembly Affairs concerning domestic labor …

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27 domestic recruiting offices closed in ’16 after complaints – 70 pct firms do not stick to labor laws

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: The Domestic Workers Department shut down 27 domestic labor recruitment offices in 2016 after receiving several complaints against these offices, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a department official. The official disclosed that 41 cases have been referred to the relevant court with regard to some of the …

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Rights activists lament cases of abuse against domestic workers – Violence against maids affects negatively on Kuwait’s reputation

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: A number of human rights activists lamented that cases of violence against domestic workers negatively affect the international reputation of Kuwait. They praised the domestic labor law enforced in 2015, reports Arab Times daily. Human rights activist and former head of the Human Rights Center in …

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