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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

Posted by jaypee 136 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

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

Posted by jaypee 156 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

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Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 176 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

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‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

Posted by jaypee 182 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

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Stay limits eyed to cut expats - Kuwait seeks demographic balance

Posted by jaypee 199 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 213 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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Over 60 domestics caught working in cafes for men

Posted by jaypee 224 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: The joint committee affiliated to the Council of Ministers in coordination with securitymen from Ministry of Interior carried out a campaign targeting violators of residency law from cafés in Hawally area. During the campaign, more than 60 female domestic workers were arrested for working in cafés frequented by men, reports

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KUNA : Foreign workers shelter.. Addition to Kuwait's human rights record

Posted by jaypee 235 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT, July 30 (KUNA) -- Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had established the foreign workers shelter as a ...

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