Sanitation work ‘not for Saudis’

Sanitation work ‘not for Saudis’
Updated 24 March 2016

Sanitation work ‘not for Saudis’

Sanitation work ‘not for Saudis’

AL-BAHA: There have been conflicting reports emerging of the number of Saudis employed as cleaners at municipalities in the country.
An online publication reported on Wednesday that 150 Saudi youths have been employed to clean streets in the region. However, Mohammad Al-Majli, secretary of Al-Baha municipality, said the secretariat does not employ Saudis as cleaners or sanitation workers.
If they have been appointed as sanitation workers, it was just for the purpose of classifying them in terms of salary grades. They would instead be employed as administration workers, he was quoted as saying.
Arab News reported earlier this week that the municipality of Ghamid Al-Zenad, a farming town in Baha, had employed 12 Saudis to work as cleaners. Thamir Al-Malki, head of the municipality, told Arab News that the Saudis were appointed after passing tests.
He said there were over 150 applicants, mostly holding college degrees or diplomas, for the posts. They have decided that “they would take up brooms, put on the uniform of a sanitation worker and clean streets if required.” They would earn between SR3,000 and SR4,000 a month, he said.