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Kuwait labourers protest at ‘unhealthy’ living conditions

Employer found to be housing 30 workers in a 2-bedroom apartment

Kuwait labourers protest at ‘unhealthy’ living conditions
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An unnamed employer in Kuwait has been found in breach of laws governing living conditions for labourers.

Inspectors from Kuwait’s labour department visited a two-bedroom apartment with just one bathroom that was reported to be housing 30 expat workers, according to a report in the Kuwait Times.

The workers had staged a demonstration outside the department’s offices, protesting against the “unhealthy” conditions in the hostel their employer had provided.

The inspectors reportedly verified the workers’ complaints and concluded that their employer had violated contract terms. 

The employer admitted to the violation and has requested a grace period to raise standards of living for its employees.

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