Kuwait Ministry of Education Warns Private Schools To Pay Employees Salary

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Kuwait Ministry of Education Warns Private Schools To Pay Employees Salary

Kuwait Ministry of Education Warns Private Schools To Pay Employees Salary

Kuwait Ministry of Education has warned all private schools to pay salaries of their employees, or else legal action will be taken against them.

In a circular sent to all private schools, the Assistant Undersecretary for Private Education, Dr. Abdel Mohsen Al-Huwaila said teachers of private schools are entitled to receive salaries when they are no classes including during the summer vacation based on the private sector labor law No. 6/2010.

He affirmed that the ministry represented by the private education sector will initiate legal procedures, and coordinate with the Public Authority for Manpower to take the prescribed measures against those schools that are proven to not pay the wages of their teachers.

This is aimed to avoid breaching the rights of the workers in private schools specified in the labor law of the private sector, and to preserve the ministry’s right to administrative closure of the schools that fail to abide by such laws.

So far, Kuwait has recorded total 556 coronavirus cases.

Kuwait reports first death case of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Kuwait Government has imposed strict measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, which include implementing an 11-hour nationwide curfew and halting all international flights.

Kuwait authorities have repeatedly urged citizens and residents to follow guidelines and instructions given by local entities and the World Health Organisation, such as maintaining social distancing and home quarantine measures.