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Direct hire of domestics eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has submitted a proposal to amend Domestic Workers Law Number 68/2015 which allows Kuwaitis to hire domestic workers directly from abroad in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Interior. Article One of bill stipulates adding a new article (repeated) …

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‘Labour from outside to lower hiring fees’ -‘Durra’ taps new places

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22, (KUNA): The Cabinet’s decision to assign Al-Durra Manpower Company to bring in workers from new countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and others will lower recruitment fees and ensure the rights of employers and employees, the company’s General Manager Saleh Al-Wuhaib, said Thursday. The company …

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Proposal approved to prevent domestic workers traveling without sponsors permission

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The parliamentary Interior Affairs Committee has unanimously approved a proposal to prevent domestic workers from traveling without obtaining a permit from the sponsor. The proposal includes stipulation on investigating domestic workers arrested for absconding to identify the person who harbored them as the latter will be …

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Scarcity of Asian domestic workers led to hike in cost – Soon to reach KD 2,000

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The current crisis related to Filipino labor force has created scarcity in availability of domestic workers and led to hike in the relevant costs, which will soon reach KD 2,000. This happened when Manila joined Indonesia and India in banning its citizens from working in Kuwait. …

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Absconding domestic workers given chance to rectify status

Plan based on directives of Interior Minister KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah announced the approval of rectification of legal status of domestic workers who are in violation of the residency laws, provided they pay fines for absconding from their …

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Domestic workers file in Parliament agenda

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5, (Agencies): The Parliament will discuss on Tuesday the letter of MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei requesting for approval of a proposal to ask the government to form a committee consisting of representatives from the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs and Al-Durra Company for Recruitment of Domestic Workers, …

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‘Marginal labour fuels population imbalance’ – Illegals: Rectify status or leave

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: The prospect of amending the population structure in Kuwait seems to have been put down the lid with little or no hope of reaching a solution, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting a knowledgeable source added the solution presented by the higher committee in 2014 to …

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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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