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Kuwait MP calls for 10-year limit for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 146 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait’s only female MP has demanded the doubling of charges for expatriate recruitment, a 10-year limit on foreign workers staying in the country and the restricting of dependent visas to parents only.

Kuwait Times reports that the proposals are the latest by Safa Al-Hashem against the country’s expat population, having already called for a 5 per cent fee on r Read More


MP queries on causes of delay in activating domestic workers law

Posted by jaypee 247 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, April 8: At a time when the issue of hiring domestic workers is discussed at every level, MP Khalil Al- Saleh has submitted a joint parliamentary query to the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah on the causes for delay in activating the Domestic Workers Law and the proced

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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

Posted by jaypee 399 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Subsequent to the recent decision requiring domestic workers to undergo medical test each time they renew their residency, the Expatriate Workers Medical Service Center has been witness to a large number of visitors.

Many of them voiced dissatisfaction on the unprecedented anarchy and congestion saying the decision has compelled domestic workers to visit the me Read More


Kuwait raises minimum salary prerequisite for new foreign workers to sponsor families

Posted by jaypee 419 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwaiti authorities have increased the minimum salary requirements for new foreign workers who want to sponsor family members from KD250 to KD450, Egypt's foreign affairs ministry said in a Tuesday statement.

The new policy does not apply to those foreign workers already living in Kuwait with their families and earn less than KD450, the state Read More


Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 439 days ago Kuwait
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Around 100 Bangladeshi workers hired by a Kuwaiti company to guard supermarkets and various stores in the country staged a sit-in protest yesterday at the Bangladesh Embassy. The company the workers were working for has failed to provide them with residency permits 11 months after employing them.

Furthermore, in an echo of the situation across the border in Saudi Arabia, the forei Read More


‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

Posted by jaypee 446 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has been studying the possibility of repealing sponsorship system and other laws related to domestic workers, says sector minister Hind Al-Sabeeh.

She revealed this at a recent social gathering organized by the Mexican Embassy in Kuwait and explained &ldquo Read More


Stay limits eyed to cut expats - Kuwait seeks demographic balance

Posted by jaypee 462 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The State Ministry for Planning and Development Affairs has prepared a strategy to address the lopsided population structure issue through the medium-term development plan for fiscals 2015/2016 to 2020/2019 with demographics as the focus in the field of human development, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for P

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New Domestic Workers Law to remedy legislation 'loopholes'

Posted by jaypee 476 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY: Acting Director General for Residency Affairs Brigadier Abdullah Rashid Al-Hajiri has affirmed that Domestic Workers Law No. 68/2015 and the executive regulations issued as per ministerial decree No. 2194/2016 aim to remedy the legislation vacuum and loopholes, as well as to organize relations between the four concerned parties - Interior Ministry which is represented by the

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