Saudi Oger workers file 31,000 complaints

Updated 02 August 2016
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Saudi Oger workers file 31,000 complaints

RIYADH: A Saudi Oger source has said 31,000 Saudi and foreign employees have lodged complaints with the Labor Office about delayed wages. The company stopped receiving projects after the government received complaints of nonpayment of wages.
Saudi Oger workers cannot leave the country as the Labor Ministry has stopped the employer’s services such as social security insurance and access to the Passport Department’s portal.
The source, who preferred anonymity, said the company terminated the contracts of Saudi engineers and foreign workers in all of its branches in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Jazan, Hail and the Eastern Province without settling their dues.
Some engineers have not been paid salaries for the last nine months. This means they are deep in debt and are no longer able to provide for their families.
A manager, who also preferred anonymity, said 58,000 employees find themselves in such dire straits. Of them, 23 percent are Saudis.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

Updated 18 min 44 sec ago
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

NEW DELHI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday for the second stage of his Asia tour.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his plane touched down at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi at about 9.15 p.m. local time.

The crown prince is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the nation.

He is accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen and officials.

India is hoping the crown prince will announce an investment in its National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a sovereign wealth fund that includes private companies and foreign investors.

The Kingdom is India’s top energy supplier and home to more than 3.5 million Indian expatriates.