KTUF signs deal to follow up expat labor complaints

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Trade Union Federation Chairman Salem Al-Ajmi (center) attends the signing ceremony

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Trade Union Federation Chairman Salem Al-Ajmi (center) attends the signing ceremony

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Trade Union Federation (KTUF) recently signed an agreement of cooperation between the legal mediation group and KTUF’s expatriate labor office by which the former provides legal consultancy, files cases and follows up labor-related litigations, namely those related to expatriate labor complaints and grievances.

In this regard, KTUF Chairman Salem Shebeeb Al-Ajmi said that signing this agreement was another achievement of the expatriate labor office, which was established in 1993 to take care of expatriate workers of various nationalities through individual or joint complaints they might file.

Saving millions
For the second time, the petroleum and petrochemical industries employees union’s secretary Hazem Yousif Al-Enezi announced launching a new initiative to rationalize spending in the oil sector and said that the proposal would help save millions without jeopardizing oil sector employees’ gains and incentives. Enezi explained that the initiative relies on cancelling the article determining salaries in the tenders and contracts signed with contractors. He added that experiences over the past 10 years showed that tenders’ values usually went high because of this article.

No strike
Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Undersecretary Mohammad Bushehri strongly denied social media reports about ministry employees going on strike yesterday and gathering outside their offices in the ministry corridors.

Landline bills
The Ministry of Communication yesterday urged all subscribers to pay their landline bills to avoid May’s programmed service disconnection after going through the standard warning procedures. The ministry explained that a recorded warning message would be sent to subscribers on Sunday, May 8 followed by a second one on May 15 and then the line would be disconnected on May 22 unless subscribers paid their bills.

Further, the ministry explained landlines are automatically included in the programmed disconnection system when bills reaches KD 50 for house landlines and KD 100 for commercial landlines in addition to subscribers whose debts had been already rescheduled to pay by installments and they fail to pay the due one. The ministry added that subscribers who do not pay their annual subscription fees for over six months would also be included in the system. Notably, subscribers can pay their bills at: www.moc.kw and www.e.gov.kw. They can also inquire about their bills by calling 123.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

This article was published on 05/05/2016