Home Delivery workers without health card or work permit to be deported

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: The recent joint meeting between representatives of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and Ministry of Interior resulted in a set of regulations aimed at controlling the labor market, eliminating marginal workers, and punishing those proven to have violated labor and residency laws, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting sources.

Sources revealed the representatives agreed on revising the conditions for recruiting workers in delivery companies and restaurants in order to adopt a clearer and stricter mechanism. Sources said the representatives also discussed procedures for food trucks and other commercial activities on wheels, especially the delivery of items.

Sources added inspectors from the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, PAM and the General Traffic Department in the ministry are currently conducting a comprehensive inspection campaign to ensure strict compliance with the health regulations, particularly the mode of transporting foodstuff.

The campaign will be conducted on a daily basis in commercial areas, restaurants, delivery companies and motorcycles used and it will be ensured that the driver of the vehicle possesses a work permit, a “health card” and a valid civil card, whose residence has to be on the same employer. If a worker is arrested outside his/her workplace, they will be referred to the Residency Affairs Investigations Department to complete the procedures that will end with deportation from Kuwait

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