Positive action within two weeks on the issue of Indian workers at Kharafi National

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hind Al-Sabeeh assured that an early resolution will be taken within two weeks’ time on the problem faced by large number of Indian workers at the Kharafi National and other Kuwaiti companies. She made this remarks during her meeting with the visiting Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar on Wednesday morning.

According to source, Kuwait labour minister had asked the Indian Embassy to provide the list of all employees who are facing crisis at the company. Indian Minister Sri M J Akbar had requested the Kuwaiti side to consider the issues of the severe financial crisis faced by the Indian workers with utmost priority. Thousands of Indian workers are stranded at the company’s labour camps with no salaries and no access to other monetary resources. More than 300 workers had gathered at Indian Embassy premise Tuesday evening to meet the Indian Minister Sri MJ Akbar and describe their situation. Many of them are with expired residency and need to pay huge amount as fine to leave the country. The sources said that the Indian Embassy will provide the list of all the workers to the Kuwaiti authority within two days for helping them to take appropriate action.

Kuwaiti Minister Hind Al-Sabeeh assured all her support in solving the long pending issues. Kuwait eyes closer cooperation with India in various vital fields, particularly labour, she said. Hind Al-Sabeeh also discussed the ways to recruit Indian labour in Kuwait via electronic connectivity. Using such a modern method would contribute in bringing more of qualified and productive labour to the Kuwaiti market, said Al-Sabeeh. Kuwait is keen on protecting the rights of expats in general and overcoming all obstacles facing them, she added.

Indian side thanked Kuwaiti side for the humanitarian approach taken for early resolution of the problem faced by distressed Indian workers in Kharafi National and other Kuwaiti companies.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Dear IIK Viewers

I am also almost same like your situation. I sent a mail before 4 working days (on Sunday) to embassy to file my complaint to the above mail id provide in the news but still I did not receive any reply from embassy as acknowledgment and also their reply to my enqueries. Please assist me if any one know the approximate time frame for this issue to be solved by the embassy or what will be procedure to proceed further as a follow up from our side to keep our self safe without residence till the problem gets solved. Did anyone got noticed as a reply from embassy for the mail we sent ? Please let me know what will be the possibility and time required for us to reach India after solving our problem.?

I also request you to contact me in my mobile number (60359658 - Through WhatsApp ) to have a continuous contact and support from you in case if there is any updates in the future.

Any guys similar to my case are also welcome to contact me for a moral support.

Thank You.

Ramesh Orakkan
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
[lease solve the issue of MUSHRIF TRADING AND CONTRACTING CO.

Mohammad Shahid hussain
Thursday, September 21, 2017
My pending salary June, July, august 2016 still I am not receive 14month finished
Still my past year salary pending nothing happens,our Embassy staff might 'play'with the list of there convenience typical,

Resigned Emp
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Embassy is requested to have helpline or online LINK for the employees to register their data which is required for the Ministry of Social Affairs & Labor in Kwt. Otherwise, allocate time slot to personally come & register at the embassy premises which is not easy as most of the suffering people don't have visa or valid documents to move out.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
For the past one year, various meetings were held and promises were made; but nothing substantial happened. Now embassy to submit the list of employees for what ? Updated Data of all employees must be available with respective companies at a finger click away. It will show the date of joining / resign / pending salary / total duration of service / indemnity etc. So it is easy to assign priority based on resign date and waiting period. Otherwise, our Embassy staffs might 'play' with the list for their convenience; typical "Indian scenario".

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