KSA, Sri Lanka set up e-hiring system

Updated 21 March 2016
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KSA, Sri Lanka set up e-hiring system

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement to set up an electronic system that would streamline recruitment from the island nation.
According to Saudi Deputy Labor Minister for Customer and Labor Relations Ziad Al-Sayegh, the two countries signed the agreement recently in Colombo, during the bi-annual joint technical committee meeting held to monitor the progress of labor relations.
Al-Sayegh said the electronic system would function through the Saudi Musaned website, and would keep a tab on the charges levied by the exporting countries and wages of domestic workers. It would increase competitiveness between recruitment agencies and reduce delays, he said.
Last year, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka signed a labor pact protecting the rights of workers and employers, covering 12 categories of domestic workers including housemaids, drivers, cleaners, and waiters employed by individuals.
The proposed agreement includes provisions stipulating that contracts be in a language understood by the workers, and include details of working conditions, and health and safety requirements.
Employers must agree to terminate the service contracts of workers after a maximum period of two years if their employees want to leave. In addition, employees have the right to retain all their travel documents at all times.


Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

Updated 10 December 2018
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Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen on Monday renewed its support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and said it is working hard to ensure the peace negotiations inSweden are successful.
Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition has issued 288 permits in Yemen last week by the Houthi militia continue to deliberately disrupt aid access.
Col. Al-Maliki added that the coalition has provided safe humanitarian corridors for aid and relief supplies in Yemen and it continues to provide support to the legitimate government to treat the injured both inside the country and abroad.
He also said that Saudi Arabia’s Isnad Center has signed an agreement with the Yemeni government to supply Yemeni ports with cranes.
Meanwhile, he said the second batch of King Salman’s oil derivatives, which includes 97,000 tons, have arrived in Yemen.
The coalition spokesperson said the Yemeni National Army, backed by the coalition, has penetrated some 50 kilometers into Saada and are closing in on the port city of Hodeidah.
The army artillery also destroyed a Houthi warehouse filled with weapons in Taiz, southwestern Yemen and discovered and destroyed several booby-trapped boats and naval mines in the Red Sea.