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MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei weighs in on domestics
February 28, 2018, 8:11 am

MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has submitted a proposal related to Al- Durra Company for Recruiting and Employing Domestic Workers. He pointed out that the cost for recruiting domestic workers remain high although the company has been operating for quite some time now and there are even indications that the situation will get worse.

He stressed the need to stabilize the domestic labor market and encourage fair competition between service offices and companies through the establishment of more domestic labor offices as this will result in lower recruitment cost as per the law on supply and demand.

He proposed replacement of the required financial guarantee from a local bank with issuance of a license to recruit domestic workers such that the financial guarantees will be as follows:

■ Offices: from KD 5,000 to KD 40,000

■ Companies: from KD 10,000 to KD 100,000

■ Branches of companies: from KD 5,000 to KD 40,000 for each branch In another development, MP Saleh Ashour revealed that the government’s representatives have informed the parliamentary Kuwaitization and Employment Committee about the completion of a vision to unify salaries and prepare job descriptions for 4,000 posts which will be submitted under the strategic alternative salary scale draft law.

He clarified this will be applicable to those who work in the public sector once the draft law is approved and published in the Official Gazette. He added the draft law on regulating leadership positions will be endorsed along with the strategic alternative salary scale to standardize the salary ladder in the public sector.

He said the salary for undersecretaries, assistant undersecretaries and general managers should not exceed KD 6,000 while other financial privileges like allowances, incentives and bonuses will be cancelled. On another issue, MPs Adel Al-Damkhi, Omar Al-Tabtabaei, Ali Al-Daqbasi, Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie and Osama Al-Shaheen presented a bill on granting full amnesty to those who committed crimes related to the Parliament building storming case on Nov 16-17, 2011.

Article Two of the bill states that all conviction rulings in relation to the Parliament storming case shall be cancelled, whether the rulings are preliminary or final or issued by the Court of Cassation. Such rulings shall not be registered in the criminal case papers of the accused. Article Three states that all convicted persons shall be released immediately upon ratification of the bill, whether they are imprisoned through a preliminary or final judgment or ruling of the Court of Cassation. The bill also mandates all courts dealing with the aforementioned cases to issue a ruling to dismiss such cases.

Source: Arab Times

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