Tuesday, August 18, 2009

‘Govt keen on protecting rights, interests of expats’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 17: The Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Mansour Al-Mansour says the ministry is concerned with the problems faced by the expatriates working in the country, and it’s keen on issuing appropriate decisions to protect their rights and interests, reports Al-Jareeda daily. In a statement Al-Mansour stressed officials at the labor sector exert tireless efforts to set comprehensive plans aimed at developing the sector.
In a related development, Al-Mansour said the decision recently issued by the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor to allow laborers working in the private sector to transfer their residencies to other sponsors without approval of the current sponsors is a good step to facilitate elimination of human trafficking which has damaged the image of Kuwait in the international community. He noted the ministry will kick-off its computerization and automatic network operation within the next few days.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, some government authorities Sunday deposited salaries of workers for August into the workers accounts at the banks, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily quoting sources from the Central Bank of Kuwait. The same sources added salaries of all employees working at the government authorities will be paid during the week. This decision has been issued to enable families purchase commodities required for the Holy month of Ramadan, the sources indicated.

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