PAM Charges 281 companies in Kuwait that employed workers under the scorching sun

A total of 281 companies have been Charged in Kuwait for employing workers in the scorching sun.

A team led by Kuwait’s director of public relations and media and a monitoring team from the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) inspected 281 companies that employed workers in the scorching sun, said PAM spokeswoman ACL Al-Majed.

According to spokesman Al-Majed, while inspecting 377 sites from June 1 to 17, 281 companies were prosecuted and 439 workers were arrested for violating the rules.

While re-monitoring some of the sites, the team found that only 135 companies had complied with the decision and that other companies had not yet been able to rectify the violations, PAM spokesman Al-Majed said, quoting the Arab Times.

She said that 22 complaints of violation of the rules were received through electronic media. She said employers were also urged to guarantee the safety of workers and abide by the decision to stay away from legal liability.

Kuwait had decided that workers would not be allowed to work in the open field from June 1 to August 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Despite being banned from working during the day, working hours have not been reduced. It is said that working hours can be made as usual by stopping work in the afternoon when the sun is hot and working when the temperature is low in the evening. There are about 70,000 Nepalis working in various fields in Kuwait.