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 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.