Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- 78 firms found forcing men to work under midday sun  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 25/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Ministry of Labor's branch in the Eastern Province in cooperation with the Security department in Dammam has stepped up a campaign against labor law violators in various neighborhoods in the area.

A fool-proof plan was recently laid out with police cars stationed at strategic points and checkpoints specifically erected to check on the violators. The campaign resulted in the arrests of 223 people including 116 in violation of the labor law and 107 for breaching the residency permit law (Iqama).

Officials from the Inspection Department in the Eastern Province led the campaign with the cooperation of the police and the security departments.

A total of 16 workers were arrested for working with a third party working in a different profession from the one stated on their documents and working without the permission to do so.

Some workers employed in Dammam's showrooms as car dealers did not have residency permits to prove their identities.

The showrooms were later shut down to prevent the violators from escaping.

Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Faleh director general of the Ministry of Labor in the Eastern province stresed on the importance of the role of inspection in monitoring the market and resolving its issues.


He said: 'Joint campaigns are being run in all the provinces which aim to correct the situation of the workers in the Eastern province according to the requirements and regulations of the labor and residency laws.'

Al-Faleh confirmed the beginning of applying the 'No working under the Summer Sun' law due to the health risks involved. The campaign also uncovered a total of 78 establishments in the Eastern Province in violation of this law with 236 workers being affected by the breach.

'We want to provide a safe working environment for workers and raise the level of health and safety as a means to reducing the accident rates and injuries' Al-Faleh said.

He warned that owners would face strict sanctions including the shutting down of their establishments and fines if they were found to be in violation of this law.

Al-Faleh called on the public to cooperate with the Labor Ministry by reporting violators on the toll free number 920001173 which will receive complaints and forward the cases to the Inspection and Developing Work Environment Agency.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 27 2016 - Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate "No-Cloud" Policy Will Be as Rare as a "No-Internet" Policy Is Today Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the CloudMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) By 2020, a corporate "no-cloud" policy will be as rare as a "no-internet" policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive ...

 Jun 27 2016 - EGA PRODUCTS RATED FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING BY LEED AND DGNBMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Products manufactured by Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") – one of the world's five largest producers of primary aluminium – have been declared suitable for sustainable building ...

 Jun 27 2016 - Egypt needs two decades to recover GDPMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt's economy is currently facing a chain of challenges that require a different solution to lead it to growth, former head of the Egyptian Businessmen's Association said."Egypt's economy ...

 Jun 27 2016 - Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah Launch the Exclusive Beach Club MembershipMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Introducing the new Beach Club membership, the luxurious Kempinski Hotel at Palm Jumeriah welcomes UAE residents to experience the recreational facilities for a month, six months or an ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- OIC calls on authorities in Myanmar to investigate destruction of a MosqueEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) JEDDAH, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, has urged the authorities in ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- FNC's first session of 16th legislative chapter concludesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, has said that discussions during the first ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- Senior officials, intellectuals and media at Sharjah Media Centre Iftar banquetEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- Senior Sharjah government figures, heads of departments, intellectuals and members of media attended a lavish Iftar ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- Popular Party led by acting Prime Minister wins Spanish general electionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MADRID, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The center-right Popular Party, led by acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has won the repeat Spanish general election ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- KF launches campaign to distribute food parcels to families in Gaza StripEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) GAZA, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, yesterday launched a campaign to distribute food parcels to the ...

 Jun 27 2016 - UAE- Emirates Transport delegation visits school bus factory in ChinaEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) -- A delegation from Emirates Transport, ET, has visited a factory for school buses in China in order to be briefed on new bus ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

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