The Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Justice, Omar al-Sharqawy, announced terminating the services of 30 non-Kuwaiti employees with the ministry, as a first step in a Kuwaitization scheme.
In a statement, the ministry stated that the Minister of Justice, Minister of State for Integrity Promotion and Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Jamal al-Jalawi, revealed the government’s plan to Kuwaitize jobs to empower national cadres in the Ministry of Justice, according to al-Qabas newspaper.
The statement added that the minister instructed moving forward with the scheme and to quickly terminate contracts of non-Kuwaiti employees to be replaced with Kuwaiti nationals.
Egyptian labor in Kuwait stands at 1.8 million people, and work is underway to discuss the best ways to preserve their rights before returning to Egypt, Magdy al-Badawy, Vice-President of the General Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions, said in August.
Badawy added, during a telephone interview with TV presenter Azza Mustafa, on the Tahrir Hall program on Sada al-Balad channel, the Ministry of Manpower is trying to limit the Egyptian workers that can be dispensed with in Kuwait, upon this decision, pointing out that from time to time Kuwait ends the service of workers whose contracts expire.
Badawy added that workers in the municipalities are the category to which the first stage of the process of ending the service of expatriates will be applied, and then two other stages will follow, explaining that every six months, 33 percent of the volume of expatriate workers in Kuwait will be dispensed with for all nationalities.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm