Restaurant fined for overcharging delivery
A citizen took a restaurant to court for charging 500 fils as delivery fee within the same area he lives instead of 250 fils. The court fined the popular restaurant KD 50. Delivery fees are set at 250 fils for deliveries made within the restaurant’s area and 500 fils outside the limits.
Postmen on strike
Several workers at a company contracted with the Kuwait postal service went on strike in protest against a delay in their salaries and lack of renewal of their residency permits. An agreement was eventually reached whereby the workers agreed to hold off their strike for three days as long as their company renews their expired visas; otherwise they will resume their strike. Labor ministry officials said salaries of postmen were deposited at the Central Bank on Thursday and workers will receive their rights.
Municipal Council Member and Head of the Technical Committee Fahd Al-Sane found it strange that the Capital municipality is unable to control a warehouse used to store spoiled food, adding that most raids over spoiled food have been against this warehouse over the past five years. He said such a warehouse should have been closed for good by concerned authorities for not making sure about the food stored in it.