The controversy over the sponsorship system in the Arab Gulf countries has been widely debated, as a group considers it to be a system that often opposes the rights of migrant workers for abuse by the sponsor, and others see it as necessary to regulate the labor market and protect the worker at the same time. ...
The refore, the experts' opinion on this matter, where Ahmed Al-Sarraf stated, that as an employer, I employ hundreds of migrant workers, and therefore i am supposed to be silently a beneficiary of the current system, which means that the resident comes to Kuwait to work at my invitation, and often cannot work in any other party, during a specified period, without my consent or the consent of the concerned authorities.
But I am not happy with this exploitative system, which serves my interests. If I assume that I am being treated humanely by me, what guarantees me that the rest of the arrivals, who make up two thirds of the country's citizens, numbering more than three million workers, receive fair and humane treatment from their employers? Saudi Arabia, in its new era, has decided to ease contractual restrictions between the employee or employee and the Saudi employer, a company or individual, from mid-March.
This means, to a large extent, the automatic elimination of human traffickers.
In the Kingdom, 10 million expatriates, a large part of whom entered Saudi Arabia in exchange for a good amount of money for an executive, for doing "nothing", which is the case with us, often in the rest of the Gulf states. There is no doubt that there will be gaps in the new system, which require sway to deal with them, it is illogical for the citizen, even the expat employer or partner of a company, to link with certain workers to come to Kuwait to carry out a project or to do something, and to spend on their presence, their livelihood, and then, for one reason or another, to request to move to work for a company or other entity! Who compensates those who have brought them in for annual contracts or more?
On the other hand, it is necessary to give the expat, especially those who have spent two years or more in Kuwait, the right to move from one job to another, which is a right that he is bound by as a human being and may not be forced to do a job or to be associated with a employer who is not entitled to work with him.
Therefore, the application of this system in Kuwait will have several positive aspects, and it is important to think about it early and study the Saudi experience, the resulting gaps and its treatment, and to pass a law that suits our circumstances.