Kuwait Municipality proposes service based contracts for expats
The Kuwait Municipality has submitted a proposal to the Civil Service Commission to replace expat employees from fixed contracts to service based contracts, which is part of a governmental job replacement policy. This decision is part of a larger governmental policy known as Kuwaitization, which aims to create a 100 per cent Kuwaiti public service workforce.
An informed source said, “if this proposal is approved it will reduce government spending as the [expat] employee will be hired based on their service needs and their contract can only be renewed with an official letter.”
This is not the first announcement made by the Kuwait Municipality in regards to reducing the number of expat employees. In May, the Minister of State of Municipal Affairs, Waleed Al Jassem, announced that the ministry was working on a plan to replace all expats working in the ministry with Kuwaitis.
In addition, earlier this week Al Jassem ordered the termination of 150 expats working as executives in the municipality.