‘Workers rights priority’ – ‘Labor laws monitored’

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18, (Agencies): Chairman of Kuwait’s Diwan of Human Rights Jassem Al-Mubaraki said his agency attaches significance to strategic partnerships with international sustainable development agencies to attain “Kuwait Vision 2035”, create a sustainable living environment and brush up Kuwait’s international status. Following a meeting with the World Bank’s Resident Representative in Kuwait Ghassan Khoja said in a press statement Saturday that they had reviewed the diwan’s role in realizing the vision of partnership between Kuwait and the bank to revamp the business climate and workers’ conditions in the country. He added that his organization had monitored and followed the efforts of concerned bodies in giving workers a midday break in open places during summer.

Furthermore, he maintained that the diwan had requested health and preventive measures for workers amid the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. On his part, the World Bank’s official said the bank closely monitors labor laws and legislation adopted in Kuwait and attentively looks at the principles of equal opportunities and gender equity in both public and private sectors in the country. He hoped that obstacles the Kuwaiti labor market is facing would be removed.

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