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Domestic workers ban will have no effect on Kuwait – MoI to endorse new regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Security sources have played down the effects of the decision taken by the Philippines to ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in reaction to the execution of a Filipina domestic worker who was convicted of murdering her employer’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily. They stressed that …

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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Subsequent to the recent decision requiring domestic workers to undergo medical test each time they renew their residency, the Expatriate Workers Medical Service Center has been witness to a large number of visitors. Many of them voiced dissatisfaction on the unprecedented anarchy and congestion saying the …

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Al-Ansari opens door for workers

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Deputy Director General of the Administrative and Financial Affairs Sector in the Firefighting General Department Major General Saleh Al-Ansari has announced opening the door for accepting ministry workers who resigned or were terminated under certain circumstances, reports Al-Anba daily. The decision states that applicants should pass …

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‘Sponsor not to pay for domestics ticket’ for a maid reported absconding

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: Ministry of Interior in a decision which is expected to come into force from January 2017 will exempt a sponsor from paying the airfare for a maid reported absconding, or in case if there is criminal charge against the maid, reports Al- Shahed daily. According to …

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Total workforce in Kuwait reaches 1.9 mn June 2016 – Asians top in number of foreign workers

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: The quarterly statistics issued by Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau showed that the total workforce, except the domestic laborers, reached 1,938,243 in June 2016 which increased by 736,132 compared to June 2015. The report said the Kuwaiti workforce increased from 342,417 to 348,792 — 1.9 percent growth …

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Domestic Workers Law will reduce cost of hiring: MP Lari – Leasing fees seen as source of revenue

GENERALLY, the Domestic Workers Law will give a civilized picture of how to deal with domestic workers globally. It will reduce the cost for hiring domestic workers – more reasonable than the current cost, MP Ahmed Hajji Lari stated in an exclusive interview with the Arab Times. During the interview, …

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KSHR launches ‘awareness booklets’ on Domestic Labor Law in 5 languages – Project to educate migrant labor on rights

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) in cooperation with the Department of Domestic Labor in the Ministry of Interior launched booklets on Domestic Labor Law by using images in five languages (Arabic, English, Filipino, Hindi, Urdu). Khalid Al Hamidi Al Ajmi — Chairman of the Board, …

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‘Setting up of company to recruit domestic workers to begin soon’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 26: The establishment of a local company for recruitment of domestic workers will begin soon after it was approved in the last parliamentary session and after the Al-Shall Economic Consultation Firm completed an extensive feasibility study, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the feasibility …

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MoI intends to cancel 19 domestic labor offices licences

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14: The Ministry of Interior is currently contemplating on the cancellation of 19 licenses issued to domestic labor offices whose owners were implicated in the alleged deception of Zimbabwean women who were promised jobs with better pay only to find out later that they were hired as …

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Kuwait touts law on domestic labor – ‘Up to par’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports at the Ministry of Interior Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah affirmed that Law No. 68/2015 concerning domestic workers and its internal statute aim to rectify existent drawbacks and general overview of the law, which has not been reviewed for …

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