Saudi ministry to announce new initiatives to develop labor market

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Updated 28 October 2020

Saudi ministry to announce new initiatives to develop labor market

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will announce a new set of initiatives to organize and improve the labour market, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said on Tuesday.
Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al-Hazani tweeted that all initiatives will be announced as soon as they are ready and urged everyone to only rely on official channels for accurate information about the upcoming changes.
Al-Hazani’s comments follow a report on Monday by Maaal which said the new initiative would mean an end to the decades-old Kafala system, which ties employees to their work company, and be replaced by a new contractual relationship between workers and their employers.
The report, citing an unnamed ministry source, said an announcement was due to be made about the new rule on Wednesday but has now been pushed back to next week.
 


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.

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