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Municipality to cut expat staff
November 30, 2015, 8:49 am

The higher planning committee at Kuwait Municipality held an expanded meeting to discuss and set a strategy to reduce the number of contracts of using services and fixed contracts for expatriate employees, so that their numbers are reduced within one year in coordination with the Civil Service Commission.

An official source at the municipality said “the municipality is dealing with the CSC according to a certain mechanism that includes all ministries, and it will be in certain stages that go along with specialties and priorities”. He said the municipality closed the services help contracts as a primary move, and will not renew fixed contracts when they expire.

The source said the move is on a trial basis, and the alternative will be according to the employment scale given to Kuwaitis and residents. He said the municipality is moving according to budget items and not the “help” principle. The source said there is an idea of reviewing the evaluation of all expat employees who are included in the services help contracts or fixed contracts according to specialties and the need of work for them, in addition to completion rate and percentage of attendance.

Source:  Al-Rai

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