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Government panel works end to kafeel system – Proposed employer-held residence card could control expatriate travel

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: While several MPs are preparing to submit a request for forming a special temporary committee to study the problem related to population structure and to hold a special session on March 30, the committee formed by the government to study the possibility of cancelling the sponsorship …

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Human Rights Watch notes Kuwait labor progress

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (Agencies): According to a recent report which has been issued by the Human Rights Watch Kuwait in 2016 took steps to improve the rights of migrant workers. During the same period, Kuwait also enacted a minimum wage for domestic workers, eased employer transfer rules, and passed …

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‘Ending Kafala system key to curbing visa trafficking’ – ‘Move to end expats exploitation’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: Several citizens and expatriates have called for emulation of Qatar by canceling the Kafala system. They are of the view that cancellation of the system will eliminate the phenomenon of visa trade to alleviate the suffering of expatriate workers, reports Al Seyassah daily. In a special …

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Kuwaiti rights group calls for end to kafala system

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14, (AFP): A Kuwaiti rights group Wednesday called on the Gulf state to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. In its 2016 annual report, the Kuwait Association for the Fundamentals of Human …

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International organizations urge abolition of sponsorship system – Expat workers complaining of high residency costs in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Complaints filed by expatriate workers over the high residency costs in Kuwait are increasing while international organizations are calling for the cancelation of the sponsorship system in Kuwait. Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that the sponsorship law and other related laws are …

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‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has been studying the possibility of repealing sponsorship system and other laws related to domestic workers, says sector minister Hind Al-Sabeeh. She revealed this at a recent social gathering organized by the Mexican Embassy in Kuwait and explained “anything is possible …

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Kuwait urged to end ‘kafala’ system – Kuwait calls global action to battle human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (AFP): A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. Under the system, domestic workers are forced to work long hours, mistreated and beaten, prompting …

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KLU calls for ‘cancellation’ of sponsorship system completely

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Kuwait Labor Union (KLU) in a recent symposium held in cooperation with the General Federation of Nepali Trade Unions (Gefont) called for cancellation of the sponsorship system completely, reports Al-Qabas daily. Member of the Executive Council and Deputy Director of Labor Information Institute Awad Al-Mutairi noted …

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PAM urged to expedite action over cancellation of sponsorship system – Authority plans to okay 90 days validity of salary certificate

KUWAIT CITY, March 31: The cancellation of the sponsorship system has become a governmental tendency in accordance with international treaties which some countries in the region have already conformed to, and Kuwait has since taken important steps to establish the Public Authority for Manpower to deal with the issue, reports …

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