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Panel discusses labor law amendments

More job security to citizens in private sector

Social Affairs Minister Hind Al-Sabeeh

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh is scheduled to take part in the parliamentary health affairs committee’s meeting this morning to discuss some proposed amendments to the private sector labor law. The meeting will also include representatives of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the Kuwaiti Private Sector Employees’ Rights Committee and Kuwait Labor Union. The committee aims at granting Kuwaitis working for the private sector insurance to protect them from being laid off and being subject to abusive dismissals. The committee also plans to compel Civil Service Commission (CSC) to find alternative jobs for citizens dismissed from the private sector.

Single window
Accompanied by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, a number of lawmakers will today inspect the single window services at Kuwait Business Center in Ishbelia. The tour is meant to brief the lawmakers about the latest procedures on founding new companies according to the most up-to-date technology.
Meanwhile, the parliamentary legislative affairs committee is scheduled to discuss stateless people’s civil and social rights before referring the bill to the interior and defense committee. Notably, the rights to be discussed include the right of healthcare, education and employment, in addition to issuing security IDs without any complications, all of which are initially approved by the government.
In the meantime, a special committee formed to investigate the ‘disappearance of containers’ from Shuwaikh Port will meet at 12:30 pm to discuss the latest developments and findings of a visit its members made to the port earlier in the presence of Sabeeh and Housing Minister Yasser Abul.  Abul said the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) would open allocation of land plots in Khaitan to be distributed during the next fiscal year.

Judiciary-related laws
Minister of Justice Dr Mohammed Al-Azeb announced that his ministry is currently preparing some bills pending submission to the parliament for discussion by relevant committees. “No laws concerning judiciary matters will be proposed unless the Supreme Judicial Council is consulted and approves them,” Azeb said, noting that the ministry is keen that the council, being the highest judicial body, is consulted about the judiciary in general and is represented in each legislative committee.

By A Saleh

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