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Wed 31 Dec 2014 10:44 AM

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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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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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Maria 5 years ago

So you live in a country that's been your 'home' for 30 years and then get kicked out ... just to go back to a so-called 'home' where you no longer belong ... A harsh reality ...

Ronald Saw 5 years ago

It's sad expatiates has spend almost all his life in your countries and at the end you send them back ...Why not give them rights , citizenship They have contributed a lot to the countries economy etc .

wade 5 years ago

Kind of ridiculous to do it cart blanche as it will have a detrimental effect on the economy. It really does not make sense the knee jerk reactions of these Middle East Countries. Also, if they reduce the expat population then it means their economy would have to contract, i.e. go into recession as they do not have enough people to fill jobs in a growing economy. This whole mess of having large expatriate populations is due to not allowing immigration. If their economy is growing and developing then they need expatriates as well as their own people. The only way to reduce the expatriate population is to destroy their own economies as there would be no growing number of jobs which would demand expatriates to come to work.

Mohamad 5 years ago

Another sign of how unwelcome expats are in kuwait
You want our skills and cast us aside when your done
Shame on you