KUWAIT: Kuwait Society for Human Rights’ (KSHR) Chairman Khaled Al-Ajmi has lauded inspection, conducted by the Ministry of Interior ’s House-Maids Department, of housekeepers’ employment agencies, which resulted in stripping some of the work licenses and shutting down a number of the businesses.
Ajmi said in a statement yesterday that the society has recently monitored and recorded a large number of violations and irregularities at some of these agencies, noting that some of the housekeepers, who hail from rural regions in their home countries, have been deceived and exploited. Papers are being falsified, namely information on work terms. Such irregularities, in most cases, result in major problems for the workers, he said, also mentioning recurring rough treatment of the housekeepers.
Ajmi warned those agents against taking advantage of those impoverished people for sake of making illegal profits, and called for literal implementation of the relevant laws and enhance public awareness of the house-maids’ rights. He also praised the government efforts in support of the house-keepers’ rights. The association had praised the National Assembly-endorsed domestic workers’ law which was passed on June 24th. —KUNA