Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Parliamentarian blames authority for not substituting expats with citizens



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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.
 


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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...


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