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‘Vietnam considering sending domestic workers to Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Vietnamese Ambassador to Kuwait HE Trinh Minh Manh revealed that his country is considering the possibility of sending domestic workers to Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement issued on the sidelines of a meeting on economic affairs held at Kuwait Chamber of Commerce …

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MPs’ proposals aim for domestic consolidation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The MPs, during today’s session of the National Assembly, approved six recommendations and discussed a second parliamentary request of enhancing national unity, reconciliation and consolidating the domestic front in the midst of several internal and regional dangers. The first recommendation called for the adoption of legislation …

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‘Domestic workers below 21, above 60 not allowed’

Kuwait among pioneer nations to tackle human peddling: Al-Ajmi KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: Head of Domestic Sector at the General Residency Affairs Department Muhammad Al-Ajmi disclosed the total number of registered domestic workers in the country is currently 669,000, pointing to one domestic worker per two citizens. He disclosed this …

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‘Use term domestic staff’ – Maid, servant derogatory

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: Kuwait Society for Human Rights is baffled by the inhumane terms being used to refer to expatriates in the country, such as ‘servants’ and ‘housemaids;’ indicating these are derogatory terms and the international human rights organizations uses the term ‘domestic workers’ instead of calling them ‘housemaids.’ …

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Grace period to set price for hiring domestic workers ends

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: The grace period within which the offices for domestic workers are expected to hand over sealed envelopes of their quotations to the committee formed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan to set the price for hiring domestic workers from outside Kuwait ended Monday, reports …

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Govt pledges to resolve maids hiring issue; rates remain high – Companies inflating costs warned

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: In light of the sharp reaction trailing the recent announcement of Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company regarding the cost of hiring male Indian workers and their salaries, the Minister of Commerce and Industry and acting Minister of Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roudhan disclosed that a committee was formed …

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Kuwait aims at qualitative rationalization, not ‘round-up’ in manpower management

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khalid Mahdi has ended the controversy of demographics, stating that Kuwait does not seek to reduce expatriate labor, but is working seriously to achieve qualitative rationalization, in the sense that Kuwait will only employ labor that add …

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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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