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Kuwait: Laborers to stop noon working in open areas next June

Kuwait Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) started implementing the administrative decision number 535/2015 to prohibit laborers from working in open areas during noon from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. starting from next June.

PAM inspecting teams will follow up the implementation of this decision for the upcoming three months, and will carry out sudden inspecting tours at the work fields to spot any violations, the Authority Director General Ahmad Al-Mousa added in a press release.

This decision aims at organizing the work and not at decreasing the working hours, he added.

This decision will force business owners to guarantee the health and safety of all workers at the work fields, and will oblige them to abide by the international work regulations, and its organizing subsidiary laws, he said.

Any violations will result in financial fines ranging between 100 to 200 KD per worker, paid by the business owners.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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