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85.1 percent of national workforce in private sector demand pay hike
August 30, 2017, 8:56 am

An empirical study prepared by the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) concerning effect of the financial cadres in improving competency of the national manpower in private sector revealed that 85.1 percent of workers at the sector are demanding salary increment, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The study recommended the minimum wage employers in private sector should be paying their workers, adding 89.3 percent of respondents have urged government to impose highly stringent policies to protect workers in the private companies. They revealed a wide disparity in the salaries of public and private sector workers, in addition to other entitlements paid to the national manpower in public sector, which their counterparts in private sector do not have access to.

The study quoted 81.8 percent of the respondents from private sector as saying they supported law against unemployment by raising the salaries of retrenched workers to make them feel secure and to improve performance level at work, while 69.0 percent of them are satisfied with their jobs in private sector since they’re provided health insurance, air tickets and annual bonus — despite the increase in public sector salaries.

It stressed that 81.2 percent of them demanded equal treatment between women in private sector with their counterparts in public sector, while 90.2 percent wanted the government to lay down regulations obliging employers to send workers on training courses inside and outside Kuwait to improve their standard and level of performance.

Source: Arab Times

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