Tag Archives: domestic workers

MP calls for ‘exit permits’ for domestic workers – Must obtain permission from their sponsors

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: MP Majed Al-Mutairi has presented a proposal to prohibit domestic workers from traveling unless they obtain permission from their sponsors. The lawmaker also pointed out that once a domestic worker is reported absconding or arrested, a thorough investigation must be carried out immediately to determine their …

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‘Al-Durra’ says Indian men domestic workers available

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company has announced availability of domestic workers (Indian men only), says Al-Seyassah. The company has fixed KD 280 for hiring an experienced driver and their salary shouldn’t exceed KD 140, while inexperienced drivers will cost KD 180 and with salary starting from KD …

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Domestics from India on hold – ‘Traveler’ trial Oct 22

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 17: Al- Durra Company and other concerned agencies have suspended the recruitment of domestic workers from India until further notice, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Despite the departure of a delegation from Al-Durra Company to hire Indian domestic workers at a suitable price, certain parties disrupted and …

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‘Workforce in Kuwait sees 3.6 pct increase last June’ – CSB issues quarterly report

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3, (KUNA): The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said Monday the workforce in Kuwait (excluding housekeepers) hit 2,009,071 in last June. The figure reflects an increase by 70,828 or 3.6 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the CSB quarterly report that surveyed the period ending …

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Ban on recruitment of female Indian domestic workers lifted

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17:  The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior as saying that the Residency Affairs General Department has worked on lifting the ban on the recruitment of female domestic workers from the Republic of India. The department pointed out that there has been …

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‘Limit excessive use of marginal labors’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: Professor of Administration and Finance at Kuwait University Dr Yousef Al-Mutairi revealed that the number of domestic workers in Kuwait including servants and drivers has reached 700,000, indicating that this number is expected to reach one million in the near future. Dr Al-Mutairi said this category …

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Steps to bring drivers, cooks, houseboys from India begin

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 11: Al-Durra Domestic Company has started procedures to bring in domestic workers from India. India was selected as the first destination of recruitment, because Indian domestic workers are familiar with Kuwaiti way of life and also considered less trouble-making. General Manager of the company Saleh Al-Wehaib said …

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Only ‘six’ agencies named to hire Indian housemaids

‘Guarantee cut to have direct impact on domestic labour market’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The head of the Federation of Home Employment Offices, Fadhel Ashkanani, said the offices will begin recruiting Indian maids following a decision by the government of India to do away with the $2,500 bank guarantee that …

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MoI to amend some ‘clauses’ of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/’16 on Domestic Workers Law

Charitable activities final report submitted to concerned official KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah recently issued a decision to amend some provisions of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/2016 on regulations and procedures concerning the implementation of Domestic Workers Law. The decision stipulates that for issuance or …

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‘Need to provide housing for employees at Workers City’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: Director of Development Projects at Kuwait Municipality Engineer Fayez Al-Mutairi has requested the Director of Tenders and Contracts to oblige companies having contracts with the Municipality to secure accommodation for their employees at the Workers City in South Jahra, reports Al-Qabas daily. Engineer Al-Mutairi said the …

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