The emergency team formed by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) to follow up labor-related issues has recorded 1,000 complaints within a short period, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source from the authority.
According to the source, the authority has started taking procedures such as liquidation of the bank guarantee and payment of dues to employees.
He said the affected employees must file a complaint at the Labor Relations Department (LRD), and affiliated units in governorates or through the emergency team. He affirmed the authority is working closely with the diplomatic missions and it has requested them to guide their nationals in filing complaints in order to address the employees’ problems.
He pointed out the implementation of the automated system in registering complaints has greatly contributed to ongoing efforts to address the problems of workers.
Many Indian Children Cannot Obtain Passports To Benefit From The Amnesty
Many Indian children cannot obtain passports to benefit from the amnesty granted to foreigners staying illegally in Kuwait to either legalize their status or return to their home countries.
A report published on economictimes. indiatimes.com revealed these children were born out of wedlock and they have no record of birth in hospitals. Hundreds of women are also in a difficult situation because they cannot return home by themselves and leave their babies behind.
Nangi Devender Reddy, convener at Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee-Gulf NRI cell disclosed, “We have come across many cases where children cannot even get passports to return to India. We have given a representation to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait to come to the aid of such children and provide an emergency passport.” Reddy and a team traveled to Kuwait recently to help stranded Telugus to return home.
Several housemaids from the two Telugu states are saddled with children and babies. “The children should not suffer. We have asked the External Affairs Ministry to ensure that no child born in Kuwait is left behind,” Devender Reddy said.
It has been reported that women employed as housemaids and men as drivers stay in the same house, so most of them develop illicit relationships. Usually, women are left behind to take care of the children while the men left the country.
The Kuwaiti government extended the amnesty, which was supposed to end on Feb 22, by another two months. Some Indian workers were reportedly denied exit from the immigration at the airport because they had pending mobile phone dues.
They have not paid installments for phones or cleared bills. Devender Reddy said workers need help in all these issues and they had taken it up with the embassy.