Parliamentarian blames authority for not substituting expats with citizens

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parliamentarian MP Mubarak Al-Hajraf said that the government and the concerned minister’s failed to nationalize jobs and substitute expats with citizens. The government should encourage the youth to join the private sector and reduce dependence on expatriate labor.

“Expats should not be allowed to transfer residency visas as long as employers respect the provisions in the contracts signed with them, namely those concerning labor, vocational and financial rights. This will help differentiate those who come to Kuwait to work and those who only come to make trouble and transfer visas as they wish,” he said, pointing out that chaos in Kuwait’s labor market encourages expats to purchase visas and do freelance jobs.

Moreover, Hajraf said that the labor law has many loopholes such as accepting grievances filed by expats working for people other than their sponsors and that this encourages many of them to abscond and get temporary visas to cancel the old one and shift sponsors, or even buy ‘free’ visas and start working on their own. “Expats have taken advantage of the weak laws and file more than one complaint without showing up for hearings, so that they can finally be allowed to transfer visas,” he explained.


Express your comment on this article

 
Humanist
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This is not making sense at all. How can an employee be punished if employer is not fulfilling contractual terms !

Artificial barrier created by law creates the chaos. Supply Demand flow naturally.

An expat in Kuwait is at anytime disadvantaged position because he is at the mercy of the sponsor.

The more there is denial, the more labor market is far away from citizen-expat saturation in employment.

Western countries invite qualified migrants with higher purchase powers to boost their population number for thriving economic activity.

Kuwait's immigration pattern consists of High Qualified professional in lesser numbers and low-semi skilled labors in higher numbers. these thousands of labors come in with marginal purchase powers not adding much to economic activity within the country.

Realistically, this country has to develop robust business and leisure tourism for attracting high-end spenders in the economy.

Other than oil, there is no other natural resource to back-up. Even if every single citizen is employed in the economy pvt or public, population numbers are required to drive up demand. Else it is a slow circle to stagnation.

Tonyking
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

All I hear from this MP is noise about those expats exploiting Labour Laws. What about those employers who exploit Expats because of those same weak labour laws ??

syed
Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

I Wish respected parliamentarian owns a company and give same statement above...

Submit your comments...
     
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Image

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work! – Nomaan Sidiq Budroo, Captain of Kuwait U-19 Cricket Team

Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team returned home after their best ever performance in the ICC U 19

Image

A Walk in the Garden…

Our garden in Salmiya is an exciting learning-place… Every walk in it, teaches something every time

Image

Take Thoughts Outside Box

"Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?’’ I sighed, when others were busy with Keats, S

Image

‘Be what you are, Do what you can’, a self-confident go getter, N.K. Ramachandran Menon

He believes, ‘No one can influence anyone’. He believes, ‘I can only be me and it is true for ever

Image

How to carry out a winning scientific project?

I have been involved in judging scientific projects in schools and colleges for the past three deca

Image

Extraordinary artist of ribbon work – Mrs Poornima

Hand Embroidery is one of the most beautiful artworks. There are variety of Embroideries which uses

Image

Work hard, but enjoy your job – Ravi Varrier spending 40 years in a company!

Spending long working years with a company may not be a big deal if you are a sincere employee. But

Image

Smart Investing - Diversification is the Mantra: Don’t keep all the eggs in one basket

Investment is an activity which everyone should be involved once they start earning. But where to i

Image

They are disconnecting…

“Why do I need to learn about India? After all, I am going to live here—in Kuwait—all my life… I wa

Image

I Learn Anew Every Day - Kevin Mathew

Kevin Mathew was the youngest (and only Indian) TEDx speaker at TEDxAlShuwaikh, Kuwait, on Septembe

Image

New Menu at Zafran Puts Contemporary Spin on the Traditional

Fans of Zafran can rejoice as the popular Indian bistro launches a new menu this week. The front

Image

A nostalgic and delicious train journey in Kuwait at Kerala Express Restaurant

A train journey during our annual vacation in India is definitely a nostalgic experience for many o

Image

Mughal Mahal Exotica - An aromatic and exotic twist to Indian food

When it comes to Indian food in Kuwait, no doubt ‘Mughal Mahal’ set an example among the residents

Image

Experience Indian Corner Tandoori Nights at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

Al Manshar Rotana Hotel at Fahaheel, Kuwait launched an authentic Tandoori Night with an Indian cor

Image

Maharashtra Mandal Kuwait Cricket Premier League and Photography Contest Kicked-Off

Maharashtra Mandal Kuwait is organizing “MMK Cricket Premier League 2018 Season- 3”. The event wi

Image

United Goans Centre Interschool Under-15 Football Tournament 2018

The United Goans Centre (UGC) held its Inter-school under-15 football tournament on 3rd February 2

Image

BOUBYAN bank Crowned Champions in the Cup Finals KFH Grabs the Plate Trophy

On the weekend of 27th January, Kuwait Cricket held the grand finals upon the completion of all the

Image

Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and the men's doubles pair

Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty a

Image

Prannoy, Saurabh guide Ahmedabad to PBL-3 semis

H.S. Prannoy powered Ahmedabad Smash Masters to a brilliant 4-1 victory over Mumbai Rockets, to adv