Saudi Arabia has announced that it will impose a fine up to SAR5,000 on employers who do not pay their domestic workers on time, local media reported.
The Labor Ministry’s office in the Eastern province plans to carry out labor inspection campaigns during Ramadan to prevent violating expatriates from working in shops.
The number of runaway maids increases during Ramadan, according to statistics.
The Ministry of Labour has asked the directors of its labour office departments to not attest or sanction any contracts or conditions set by the embassies regarding domestic workers.
Overcrowding has become a major problem for distressed overseas Filipino workers staying at a shelter in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi news site reported Sunday.
The conversion of a visit visa into a permanent residency permit for family members of expatriates is not a rule and can only be done in the rarest of rare cases only with the approval of the Interior Ministry.
Recruitment firms here want the government to blacklist and ban runaway domestic workers for five years.
While the number of expatriate workers continues to surge in the GCC states, their contribution to the economic progress and development in these countries is both acknowledged and recognized.
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