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 foreign minister pledges ‘comprehensive investigation’ of Khashoggi killing

Updated 23 October 2018
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Saudi foreign minister pledges ‘comprehensive investigation’ of Khashoggi killing

  • Jubeir said all those responsible for the journalist’s death would be detained

JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Tuesday the kingdom was committed to a “comprehensive investigation” of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Saudi Arabia had sent a team to Turkey and all those responsible for the journalist’s death would be detained, the minister told a news conference in Indonesia.