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Travel Smart – Work Smart A guide for Nepali migrant workers in Kuwait : Promoting safe migration and protecting migrant workers
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Every day many Nepalis like you enter Kuwait for work. Most of the newly arrived expatriates join the workforce without experiencing any major problem. But some encounter
tough times. There are ways to avoid these sorts of difficult situations. And if you are being abused, there are people who can help you.
Kuwait is a small country located in the Persian Gulf. It is a constitutional monarchy. The capital is Kuwait City. Kuwait is an Islamic State, with the majority of its population Muslim. Kuwait also has a large population of foreign workers. The official language is Arabic. Kuwait is one of the world’s largest exporters of petroleum products.
1. All migrant workers in Kuwait, including you, are governed by the sponsorship, or kafala, system. While you are in Kuwait, you are under the complete responsibility of your employer (also known as sponsor, or kafeel), both financially and legally. Your employer is responsible for obtaining a residence permit and providing you with an identity card. Thus, your legal status to live and work in the country fully depends on your employer, and you cannot leave or enter the country without the employer’s permission. The employer can be either a local citizen or a company.
2. Workers in the private sectors in Kuwait are governed by the country’s Labor Law in the private sector. If you work in a private company or establishment, you are therefore, entitled to receive the rights guaranteed by the labour law.
3. However, if you are a domestic worker, working in a private house as a housemaid, gardener or cleaner, you do not fall under the protection of the labour law of Kuwait. Instead, you are under the complete responsibility of your employer through the kafala system.
4. Some elements of the kafala system are being reviewed in Kuwait and might be changed. You need to keep yourself updated.
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ILO, EU ,   (2015 )
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Publication in English
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MIGRANT WORKERS, EXPATRIATE WORKERS, REMITTANCES, EMPLOYMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS, FOREIGN WORKERS, EMPLOYERS, LABOUR LAW, ASSIGNMENT ALLOWANCE, FOOD ALLOWANCE, DOMESTIC WORK, DOMESTIC WORKERS, MEDICAL TREATMENT, DISABILITY, SOCIAL SECURITY, IMMIGRATION
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 ILO : International Labor & Labor
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12.06.00  -  Special Categories Of Workers
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