2 May 17
Kuwait News AgencyKuwait is eager to safeguard workers' rights and keep social justice intact, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said on Monday.
In a statement to the press to mark "International Worker's Day", which falls on Monday, Al-Sabeeh remarked that Kuwait has emerged from years of rigid tradition to enact legislation for the protection of labor rights.
Moreover, she noted that efforts to protect workers' rights in Kuwait began in earnest in the 1950s, adding that the Kuwaiti Constitution has made employment obligatory.
Al-Sabeeh also spoke of numerous International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions endorsed by Kuwait over the years, chief among them a convention concerning forced or compulsory labor.
Similarly, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor pointed out that Kuwait is among the signatories of the Child Labor Convention, which aims to exterminate a practice that deprives juveniles of their childhood.
Al-Sabeeh congratulated laborers in Kuwait on the occasion of "International Worker's Day", assuring them of full-fledged rights.