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Crackdown on part-time domestic helpers soon

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Domestic Labor Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL) will soon launch various inspection campaigns before the month of Ramadan to pursue ‘part-time’ domestic helpers working for expats and citizens for limited hours, local Arabic daily Al Anbaa reported. Daily quoting the department director Mohammed Al-Ajmi reported that very strict measures would be followed with both helpers and those who hire them, in addition to any fake domestic labor offices involved.

“Arrested helpers will be deported and those hiring them will be punished,” stressed Ajmi, noting that ads offering such services have been prevailing on social media. Ajmi explained that many complaints had been filed by citizens conned by fake labor offices offering domestic helpers for KD 150-200 each, which is a very low price compared to the usual rate, and after paying the sum and working for a fortnight or so, the helper usually fled the house.

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Friday, March 18, 2016
The support provided by this sector helps a lot of people. Its also a professional service that should be considered useful to the society. Expats dont need full time servants in their houses, are just happy with a one hour service daily. Is it because Kuwaitis now cannot find domestic help that the government is doing this just to make life difficult for expats.

m. prasad solomon
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Sad to say this, for years together the poor people are always targeted by security for working outside on domestic visas, which is illegal as per the law, but my question is why are the Kuwaiti citizens then giving their home visas to expats to work outside their homes? are they not responsible also?They ask a lot of money to let them work out side from these poor expats. The security is deporting them, its fine, then what about those doing the bussiness sselling the visas???

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
So sad about this news. Instead of arresting the visa traders, they are after the poor maids. God bless Kuwait

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