Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Maryam Al-Aqil announced the allocation of an office to the General Authority for Manpower in the isolated areas as a result of the pandemic of the Corona virus emerging (Covid-19) to receive labor complaints in the event of any dispute With business owners or failure to implement labor rights.
Minister Al-Aqil told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that “coordination with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh has been allocated to allocate an office for the workforce and another affiliated with the General Administration of Investigations in the shelters in the areas of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Al-Farawaniyah.”
She emphasized the manpower authority’s keenness to listen to complaints of migrant workers and deal with them according to the law to ensure that they obtained their rights, noting that many complaints led to the detection of companies suspected of trafficking in human beings and residencies, and legal measures were taken against them.
She explained that (the workforce) has liquidated many of the financial guarantees seized with the authority and spent the overdue salaries of workers to ensure that they obtain their financial rights and face the pandemic conditions of the newly created Corona, stressing that she will not hesitate to take harsher measures towards companies that refrain from paying their workers’ salaries.
Minister Al-Aqil thanked the Ministry of Interior for the continuous support of the efforts of the General Authority for Manpower and Inspection Teams in shelters and isolated areas.
She pointed out that this cooperation resulted in success in the detection of many companies suspected of trafficking in human beings and residencies.