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Kuwait keen on supporting worker rights

Maryam Al-Aqeel

KUWAIT: Kuwait is committed to supporting its labor and protecting their rights and syndicates, ensuring job growth, development and prosperity for all, a minister said on Friday. “The working class has proven, during this crisis and the unprecedented circumstances that the country is going through, that it has nationalistic pride, high efficiency and unlimited exceptionalism,” Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al-Aqeel said on the occasion of International Workers Day.

Governments, business-owners and employees are doubling their efforts to face the impacts of COVID-19, and the minister hailed employees and Kuwaiti trade unions as the foundation of the development and prosperity of civilizations. “We have all witnessed the great role these people play, whether those on the frontline or those who have participated in volunteer work as well as those who have expressed their willingness to work hard and diligently for the sake of their country,” she said.

Aqeel underlined that Kuwait is keen on implementing global standards for work and workers, signing numerous International Labor Organization-approved agreements since its independence that aim to preserve the rights of workers and ensure their safety. It has also been committed to regulating the relationship between employer and employee. – KUNA

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