Saudi Oger workers file 31,000 complaints

Updated 02 August 2016

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.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 57 min 48 sec ago

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.