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‘Labor law protects employees’ rights’ - HRW delegation, Labor officials meet
April 8, 2014, 9:43 am
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Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Jamal Al-Dousari says Kuwait is keen on stabilizing the conditions of the expatriate laborers, indicating that the new labor law of the private sector is in favor of the employees and protects their rights as well as that of the employers, reports Annahar daily.

He said this in response to the questions posed by a delegation from the Human Rights Watch on Sunday and he discussed with them the situation of the domestic personnel in the country.He affirmed that the Ministry of Interior is in-charge of the domestic personnel affairs while the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor coordinates continuously with the ministry to handle the file. Al-Dousari revealed that the ministry has provided a temporary shelter for afflicted domestic personnel based on the specifications allotted in this aspect.

Regarding the cancelation of sponsorship system, he referred to the recent decision of establishing a Public Authority for Manpower, which will be responsible for handling matters concerning the personnel in the private and oil sectors. After the meeting, the delegation thanked the officials of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor for their positive cooperation with them.

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