Kuwait to sack all workers after 30yrs

A list of both expatriates & nationals to be terminated from their roles after 30 years’ service is being approved by the labor minister
Kuwait to sack all workers after 30yrs
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By Courtney Trenwith
Wed 31 Dec 2014 10:44 AM

Expatriates who have worked in Kuwait for 30 years or more will have their jobs terminated, Arab Times has reported.

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al Sabeeh has approved a list of expatriates who will lose their jobs, while the names of Kuwaitis facing the same fate would be ready within two days, the online newspaper said.

It was not explained why the jobs would be terminated after long service.

Kuwait has been attempting to reduce its expatriate population, which is presently about 2 million people, compared to 1 million nationals.

Without a job, expats would be forced to return home, while Kuwaiti nationals usually receive state-funded pensions when they retire.

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