Kuwait airport took steps to end agony of stranded domestics workers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken steps to put an end to the ‘agony’ of domestic workers who remain for long hours and even days and months at the airport after arriving in the country, local media reported.

According to report, a window has been opened at the Kuwait International Airport to take care of these workers, and at the same time the sponsors or domestic labor offices will be punished (in the form of monetary fines) if the domestic workers are ‘abandoned’ at the airport for more than 8 hours.

DGCA clarified that the sponsors or domestic labor offices are under obligation to receive the workers the moment they arrive at the airport and provide them adequate housing, food and other amenities. But in many cases, domestic workers are forced to wait or stranded at the airport for long hours, days or in some cases even more than a month. They will be provided suitable food and accommodation through a contracting company.

This decision has been taken due to repeated incidents of neglect on the part of the sponsors and domestic workers’ offices.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
It is very easy to catch the defualters, as the sponcers name is mentioned on the visa. Why they are waiting to catch the culprits just because they are locals and powerful expriates. Immediately catch them and put them in jail as Dhofar said Monetary will not solve this problem. There should be a will to catch them but dont have guts to catch them because they are locals.Just imagine if it was your sister,mother,brother father in this problem how will you feel. Have mercy on them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Awsome!!! this really goes to explain that Directorate-General of Civil Aviation cares for people. Well done and a great step towards improving the image of Kuwait.
Good Job!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Hope the authorities give strict punishment to these violators. Monetary punishment will change nothing.

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