Saudi Arabia: Workers settle unpaid wages totalling US$1.5m through govt. complaints mechanism

Author: Gulf Business, Published on: 27 August 2019

"Saudi authorities settle dues worth SAR5.7m owed to 134 expats," 26 Aug 2019

Officials in the Saudi city of Al Khobar have settled the claims of 134 expatriate workers who were owed SAR5.7m by their employer... Indian nationals... received over SAR4.5m. Nationals from Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also received the overdue amounts... labour offices across the kingdom have a timeframe of 21 days to amicably settle disputes. If no settlement is reached within that period, labour offices have to electronically submit the case to the labour courts... Following a slump in the kingdom’s construction sector, hundreds of thousands of workers were left with unpaid dues over the last few years.

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