Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Ministry launches complaint center for domestic workers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 23/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The labor ministry has launched a first-of-its-kind multilingual communication center to address complaints and grievances voiced by the kingdom's 1.2 million domestic workers.

the center will address enquires and complaints in eight languages. the center will also address allegations against sponsors.

the ministry has approved several penalties against violating employers within its new domestic labor program 'musanid" which includes banning employers from sponsoring domestic workers.

violations incur various penalties depending on the nature of the violations and the number of times they are repeated.

first-time violators will be fined a minimum of sr2000 or be banned from recruiting workers while second-time violators will be liable to pay anywhere between sr2000 and sr5000 or be banned from recruiting laborers for a period of three years or both.

a specialized committee can slap a lifetime ban on employers for third-time offenders. financial penalties will be deposited in a special bank account that will be used to shelter domestic workers for deportation expenditures in accordance with a mechanism approved by the minister of labor said one source.

the ministry of labor is authorized to present a prosecution list based on complaints to the committee he said.

the ministry will assign a chairman and two members on of whom will be a legal adviser at the ministry at each of its local offices to look into financial disputes between domestic workers and employers.

the committee will attempt to resolve conflicts amicably within between five and 10 working days.

plaintiffs can file their complaints to the labor court within 10 days for further action.

complainants can also file their complaints to the labor court within 10 days for further action.

the labor ministry has appealed to saudi families to report domestic workers who have run away to the nearest police station and ensure that domestic workers undertake tasks stated in their contract.

officials have also emphasized that workers should be treated with respect and be paid on time whether in cash or through check or deposit.

the committee aims to organize the labor market and reduce emerging problems such as working hours holidays and workload which affect labor pacts internationally.

saudis spend around sr28 billion on domestic labor and an additional sr7 billion toward salary increases annually.

in addition around 10 percent of deportees use up around sr300 million annually during their three-month trial period.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 31 2015 - Bahrain's Investcorp to buy Spanish ceramics firmMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain-based Investcorp said that it will be acquiring Fritta, a Spanish company that makes products for the ceramics industry, Arabian Business reported.Fritta produces important items in ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Total wins 10 percent stake in Abu Dhabi oil concessionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) French company Total said that it has signed a deal with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for a 10 cent stake in developing oilfields in Abu Dhabi as part of oil concessions for a ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Iraqi oil exports decline in JanuaryMENAFN
(MENAFN) Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, registered a decline in its oil exports from its southern region in January from a record high recorded in the previous month due to shipping delays, ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Vodafone Qatar revenue up 21 percent in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Vodafone Qatar's said its total revenue grew by 21 percent to USD474.59 billion for the nine months ended December 31, 2014, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The company's mobile customer base ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qatar Airways to acquire 10 percent of IAGMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways announced that it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi RCJY signs three deals worth USD138.25mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) signed three contracts worth USD138.25 million to provide essential equipment and develop industrial zones, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi- Outspoken prince to launch pan-Arab news channelThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An outspoken, billionaire Saudi prince will on Sunday launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region.Prince Alwaleed bin ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.With the ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebelsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria battled Western-backed rebels Friday as the jihadists pressed their bid to seize control of northern areas, a monitoring group and rebels ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Iraq- Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help