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Nepalese delegation draws attention to worker issues

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — A Nepalese parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia to assess the situation of workers from the country, particularly those who are laid off in recent months.


The delegation held wide-ranging talks with Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis, Undersecretary for International Affairs Ziad Al-Sayegh, Undersecretary for Customer Read More

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90-day amnesty period allows illegal workers to return to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH: Undocumented expat workers seeking to correct their status during the new 90-day-amnesty will be able to return to the Kingdom by adhering to legal procedures, the General Directorate of Passports (GDP) announced Monday on their official Twitter account @AlJawazatKSA.
By approaching the Passport Departments to solve their status starting March 29, illegal workers “will

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Saudi labour ministry allows transfer of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry has approved new rules allowing domestic workers to transfer and their dependents to transfer to a new employer.


Under the new measures, reported by Saudi Press Agency, housemaids, drivers and other workers can transfer under a number of circumstances.


These include verification that the sponsor has failed to pay the worker for t Read More

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‘Low-paid foreign workers have negative impact on labor market’ | Saudi Gazette

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — Al Yamamah University held its conference on economy entitled “Diversifying Saudi Economy in Light of Vision 2030” in its headquarters in Riyadh on March 1. The conference included many presentations, panel discussions and research in this regard.


Prof. Hussam Ramadan, head of the organizing committee, told the Saudi Gazette “this is the first econo Read More

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Saudi cabinet approves hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 163 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Saudi cabinet approved on Monday the hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers as part of an agreement between the two states, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The decision will address the shortage of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia after the ban of some nationalities to fill such posts.

The ban was imposed by Saudi Arabia and other countries that have been demandin

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Run away workers won’t be allowed to enter KSA

Posted by jaypee 163 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — Workers who run away from their sponsors and declared Huroob will never be allowed to return to the Kingdom, Al-Madina Arabic daily quoted Director of Makkah passports police Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Al-Tuwairqi as saying on Sunday.


He said that any expat who runs away from Saudi sponsor (Huroob) will be fined SR100,000, deported and banned from entering the Kingdom ag Read More

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Saudi reveals new measure to regulate foreign worker recruitment - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 166 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has announced a new measure to better regulate the recruitment of foreign workers.


The kingdom’s cabinet has approved plans to set up labour attaché offices at its embassies in Egypt, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.


The seven countries currently account for the largest number of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia inc Read More

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Saudi police arrest 191 illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 215 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh: The Saudi police rounded up dozens of expatriates in the city of Mecca, during a crackdown on foreigners overstaying their visas.


The police squads raided several flats in a district in the holy city and arrested 191 men and women who were found in breach of the law on residence and labour.


Led by Lieutenant-Colonel Saad Al-Thubaiti, the Read More