Govt sets minimum wage for domestic workers
Kuwait has become the first Gulf Arab country to set a minimum wage for domestic servants. A notice published on the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry’s website on Thursday listed the minimum salary as 60 Kuwaiti dinars ($198) a month. Kuwait is the first country in the Gulf to regulate the work conditions of domestic staff through legislation and rights groups have urged others to follow suit to tackle widespread abuses. The decree also requires employers to pay overtime for any extra hours worked.