Next phase of Saudi wage protection program takes effect in August

Updated 14 July 2017
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Next phase of Saudi wage protection program takes effect in August

JEDDAH: Starting Aug. 1, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development will begin enforcing the mandatory wage protection system on private establishments with more than 60 employees.
According to the ministry’s spokesman, Khaled Aba Al-Khail, the 11th phase of the program will include more than 7,000 establishments, and a total of more than 481,000 employees.
In a statement via the ministry’s Twitter account, Aba Al-Khail confirmed the ministry will apply the wage protection system on all private sector employers to ensure employee salaries are paid in a timely manner. Establishments that do not pay salaries in time will be fined up to SR3,000 ($800) per worker, the statement read.
Penalties against violators also include suspending all services to establishments that are late in submitting information about the wages of employees for three months, and permitting employees of these establishments to transfer to other employers without requiring approval.


Tabuk military exhibit: Jump in, buckle up and take off

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Tabuk military exhibit: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday
JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.