KU Has Called For Excluding Expat Lecturers From Paying The New Health Fees
The Staff Association of Kuwait University has called for excluding expatriate lecturers of the university from paying the new charges of medical services, reports Al-Rai daily.
The association warned that including them in the decision will pave way for them to demand amendment of their contracts in order to compensate the cost that they will bear due to the enforcement of the decision. It stressed that the expatriate lecturers at Kuwait University, both Arabs and non-Arabs, are eligible to receive free medical care as per the signed contracts between them and the university.
Spokesperson of the association Anwar Al-Shuraiaan explained that the contracts guarantee free medical care for the lecturers and their families. This was taken into consideration when their salaries were decided. He indicated that including expatriate lecturers in the decision to increase charges of medical services offered to expatriates will bring about financial imbalance in the signed contracts in a way that will badly affect the teaching staff members.