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Kuwait may soon abolish sponsorship system
Expatriates running their own businesses in the country will not need a sponsor anymore.
October 7, 2009 9:30 by kippreport
Recent press reports quoted ILO officials as saying that Kuwait is at risk of facing sanctions if it does not find proper substitutes for the system. However, Al-Kandari refuted such reports, adding that Kuwait will always remain in full compliance with international labor regulations.
Nada Al-Nashif, regional manager of the ILO, also ruled out the possibility of imposing sanctions against the country, adding that Kuwait was one of the first countries to seek the ILO’s help for finding a new labor system to replace the current sponsorship system.
In August this year, Kuwait approved a move to modify the sponsorship laws in the country, by allowing expatriates to transfer jobs without approval from their sponsor. The only condition is that the person should spend three years with the same sponsor.
First seen in Kuwait Times.
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