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PAM eyes new markets to recruit domestic workers

Authority coordinating with MoFA

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Director of the Department for Regulating the Recruitment of Domestic Labor at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Nasser A l – Mousawi revealed that PAM, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been exerting efforts to open new markets and reach memoranda of understanding with some countries, including the Republic of Ethiopia, in order to bring in domestic workers, reports Al-Rai daily.

In an interview, Al-Mousawi said, “In light of the decisions of the Council of Ministers, there is coordination among the authorities related to the recruitment of labor.

Accordingly, regulations related to recruitment will be determined based on the health procedures and measures that the state deems necessary. This will be done after conducting the necessary assessment of the health situation in the countries from where workers will be brought in”.

He went on to say, “The relationship between the worker and the employer is governed by the work contract drawn up between them. If one of the parties breaches this contract, the other party can claim compensation for the rest of the period. In case the worker leaves work without justification to end the contract, the employer will not be responsible for the travel ticket“.

Al-Mousawi stressed that the administration is working on confronting the violators of the provisions of the Domestic Labor Law by using measures and powers that the law guarantees to the authority in this regard.

He affirmed the need for informing the authority about any violations of this kind, especially as some of them are related to crimes of human trafficking, and have an impact on the obligations that the State of Kuwait have with the international community and the international agreements that have been ratified in this aspect.

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