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Travel Smart – Work Smart A guide for Nepali migrant workers in Kuwait
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1.Every day many Nepalis – like you – enter Kuwait for work.Most of the newly arrived expatriates join the workforce with-out experiencing any major problem. But some encounter tough times
2.Regardless of your legal status, you are entitled to the respect and protection of yours
human rights and to live free from harassment and exploitation.
3. 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.
4. While you are in Kuwait, you are under the complete responsibility of your employer,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.
5.If you work in a private company or establishment, you are therefore, entitled to receive the rights guaranteed by the labour law.
6.Instead, you are under the complete responsibility of your employer through the kafala system.You need to keep yourself updated
Publisher:
ILO, EU ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
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
Thematic Group:
 ILO : International Labor & Labor
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12.06.00  -  Special Categories Of Workers
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