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About Together

Educating expatriate workers about their rights in Kuwait The multi-lingual "Together" e-platform is an output of the project of educating expatriate workers about their rights in Kuwait, which is executed by Kuwait Society for Human Rights in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuwait. The platform contains a dynamic website and a smartphone application. The platform provides education and awareness services through laws, cartoons and photos, as well as direct inquiry through the platform or hotline. Through the platform, workers can submit complaints about violations of their rights. The platform has lawyers and legal advisors who can respond to workers' inquiries and complaints. The Website and application are linked to a secure electronic database to store information and data in addition to keeping users confidentiality. The idea of the platform is to contribute to tackling the wrong practices against migrant workers in Kuwait. This is done through several mechanisms that contribute to educating the workers themselves about their rights and duties, as well as providing legal support to them in several languages to receive workers' inquiries and complaints, as well as monitoring and documenting abuses they encounter and publish them in periodic reports.

Most Popular FAQ’s

Question 9 - What are the cases in which the Public Authority for Labor Force may automatically cancel the work permit issued to the worker?
Answer 9 -
  1. In case of more than six consecutive months passed on the presence of the worker out of the country unless he has the permission of the General Directorate of Residence Affairs.
  2. The residence permission of the worker ended while he was out of the country.
  3. The worker was deported form the country for any reason.
Question 8 - Does the sponsor (employer) have the right to retain the travel documents of his workers?
Answer 8- Article (32) of Administrative Decision no. (839) concerning the organization of work in the oil and civil sectors prohibits the employers in the civil sector and oil business sector to retain the travel documents of their workers.
Question 7- Does the worker who had a work injury or occupational disease have the right in payment during the period of treatment?
Answer 7- Yes, the worker has the right in payment during the period of treatment determined by the doctor. If the treatment period was over six months, the worker receives half of pay only until his recovery or disability or death.  The worker deserves compensation in case of permanent disability or for his heirs in case of death.
Question 6 - What are the sickness leaves that the worker is entitled to annually?
Answer 6 – The leaves that are prescribed in the labor law no. 6 of 2010 are in the following order: - 15 days with full pay. - 10 days with three-quarters of pay. - 10 days with half of pay. - 10 days with a quarter of pay. - 30 days without pay.
Question 5 - What is the duration of the annual leave with full pay as prescribed in the Kuwaiti labor law of the civil sector?
Answer 5 - The worker has the right to have a paid annual leave of thirty days, and the worker receives his pay owed for the annual leave before his leaving.