New Labour code violators face law
KUWAIT: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor will impose two new codes ‘75 and 79’ on all companies that violate the Labor Law and others involved in visa trading, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The daily quoted ministry sources as saying the new codes will be added to the existing 8 codes, and the files of employers violating the law will be suspended by a tripartite committee of the ministries of Social Affairs and Labor, Commerce and Interior, and Industry if employees are arrested while working at a company they are not registered with.
In that case, the ministry will suspend the company’s transactions under Code 76, the daily explained, adding the suspension code will be shifted to 75 and the company will not be able to renew or transfer residencies if violation is repeated. Then, the employee will be deported after the residence is canceled in the absence of a verified commercial foundation.
Some visa traders who are unhappy with the relentless efforts exerted by personnel from the Directorate-General of Immigration to track them down and refer them to the Public Prosecution have now begun a campaign against the securitymen to tarnish their image, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources.
The visa traffickers are making use of their agents to file complaints against certain senior officers in the directorate by accusing them of arbitrariness and injustice to discredit them and stir public opinion against them through the media.
The sources added the directorate has foiled many such campaigns and is exerting efforts more than ever before to prosecute offenders and traders in visas.
It has been reported tough action will be taken against visa traders to protect the reputation of Kuwait and the rights of workers.
Meanwhile in other development, the new employment contracts signed by some workers in the banking sector will be cancelled soon because they do not include privileges stipulated in the previous contracts, says Chairperson of Bank Workers Union Mansour Ashour.
Ashour explained the new contracts were distributed recently by one of the labor departments in the country. He said the stipulations in these contracts will not be applied as they will be revoked soon to protect the rights of the workers in accordance with Article Six of Private Sector Labor Law number 6/2010.