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Union working hard to regulate delivery market, focus on drivers’ wages

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6: Kuwait Union of Delivery Companies Chairperson Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri confirmed that the union is working hard to regulate the delivery market; especially the wages of delivery drivers — ranging from KD160 to KD200 including overtime, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement to the daily, Al-Tuwaijri revealed that the union noticed the spread of chaos in the delivery market as a number of drivers who hold Article 20 visa (domestic workers) have direct contracts with restaurant and café companies valued at KD 450 per month.

He said this has negatively affected the operations of delivery companies that lost a large number of their employees due to such an illegal practice. He pointed out several expatriates, who worked as drivers for citizens under the Article 20 visa (domestic workers) and obtained driving licenses accordingly, are now taking advantage of the restaurants’ dire need for drivers; considering the scarcity of expatriate workers and the suspension of the issuance of new work permits due to the corona pandemic. He stressed the need for the concerned authorities to coordinate their efforts, led by the Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), in order to address the problem which threatens the operations of delivery companies

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