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38 illegals held in Dajeej area; 102 workers in 17 shut firms

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: A total of 38 violators of residency and labor laws were arrested during a campaign in Dajeej area. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department for Public Relations and Security Media explained that officers from General Department for Residency Affairs carried out a campaign in Dajeej area in Farwaniya Governorate and arrested 38 expat

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Kuwait ministries told to begin purge of foreign staff

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait’s finance ministry is reportedly instructing other ministries and government entities to prepare lists of foreign employees to be cut in the coming fiscal year under a wider push to limit public sector roles to Kuwaitis.


Arabic language newspaper Al-Anbaa reports that the government has committed to reducing the number of expat employees in a number of job ca Read More

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Kuwait MP calls for 10-year limit for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 215 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

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MP queries on causes of delay in activating domestic workers law

Posted by jaypee 317 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 469 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 489 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 509 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 515 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