Runaway workers: Daily average 880

Updated 13 December 2015
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Runaway workers: Daily average 880

RIYADH: A total of 316,632 expatriates were declared runaway workers in one year in 1435 A.H., according to the Ministry of Labor (MoL).
The figures mean that on an average almost 880 workers, including women, were reported missing from work on a daily basis during the year, local media reported.
The workers are registered as missing if they don’t show up for work in the data of the National Information Center in the Interior Ministry, the ministry report added. The number of absconding workers in the private sector was recorded at 230,349 and domestic workers at 86,283.
The ministry stressed that it always seeks to protect the rights of migrant workers.
As part of its measures, the ministry suspended its electronic services to 86 facilities for failing to abide by its directives.
Computer services were restored at 102 facilities after they addressed the workers’ grievances.
Besides, 675 complaints were addressed and 13 cases were solved mutually, the ministry added.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.