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Postal distribution, sorting workers to call off protest as all their demands met

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: The distribution and sorting workers of a company, which signed a contract with the Postal Sector in the State Ministry for Services, decided to suspend their strike; taking into consideration the emergence of signs of a solution to the crisis that lasted for three days due to delayed salaries and non-completion of residence permits and driving licenses, reports Al-Qabas daily.

A number of workers told the daily that the company promised to disburse salaries and meet their demands, so they decided to suspend the strike. They pointed out that 50 employees filed a complaint against the company at the Labor Disputes Department in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) in Abu-Fatira.

They added the complaint is with the concerned investigator, including a number of items such as delayed salaries and confiscation of the workers’ passports. They asked the authorities to obligate the company to pay the delayed salaries and be committed to paying salaries on time.

During a tour in a number of postal centers, the daily discovered that cleaning workers, correspondents and some employees received transactions, completed procedures for releasing parcels and sorted shipments in a random manner as they do not know how to use computers. Some emergency teams distributed parcels, doing the work of the workers on strike.

However, the small number of emergency team members did not complete transactions quickly due to the huge pile of mails in some centers. A source disclosed that the postal center at Kuwait International Airport continued sorting mails from abroad, indicating the problem lies in the absence of many drivers tasked to deliver postal packages to the postal centers, as well as the absence of data entry employees who are responsible for the postal tracking system.

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