Yemenis want a waiver

Yemenis want a waiver
Updated 04 April 2013

Yemenis want a waiver

Yemenis want a waiver

The Yemeni government has sent a high-level ministerial delegation to discuss new Saudi labor regulations that demand that expat workers work only for their sponsors.
The delegation aims to obtain a waiver from the Saudi government for Yemeni citizens working in the Kingdom.
“The Supreme Council of Yemeni Communities (SCYC) is very much concerned about the status of the Yemeni community in Saudi Arabia in view of the recent developments,” said Muhammad Al-Ahdal.
“Since Saudi Arabia is home to the largest Yemeni labor force, and since Yemen is a member of the Labor Office of the GCC, and in view of our brotherly relationship, our geographical proximity and the current political situation in Yemen, we ask the Saudi government to grant a waiver to Yemeni workers,” he added.
The SCYC said that the matter could be resolved only through intervention of the leadership of the two countries. The council appealed to the Yemeni president and the prime minister to take the matter up with the Saudi leadership, and the king in particular.