Kuwait: 30 workers protest poor living conditions

The expat workers' employer has admitted to violating contract rules stipulating accommodation standards after 30 workers were cramped in a house with only two bedrooms and one bathroom

Up to 30 expat labourers recently went on strike in Kuwait. [Representational image]
Up to 30 expat labourers recently went on strike in Kuwait. [Representational image]

Up to 30 expatriate workers demonstrated outside Kuwait's labour inspection department in Dajeej, expressing dissatisfaction over the "unhealthy living conditions" in a hostel their company provided.

According to Kuwait Times, "the workers said that they were all accommodated in a two-bedroom apartment with only one bathroom". 

Department inspectors verified that the workers’ complaints were legitimate, and that the unnamed employer had violated contract conditions.

Accordingly, a case was filed recommending suspending the employer’s file under the country's Code 31, the report continued. 

The employers admitted to committing the violation, and asked for a grace period to improve workers’ living and accommodation conditions. 

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