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Thursday, November 10, 2016

KSA TO HAVE LABOR ATTACHÈS IN 7 COUNTRIES INCLUDING PHILIPPINES




 Seven manpower exporting countries including the Philippines will have its own labor attaché offices in Saudi embassies 

This is after the Council of Ministers approved the establishment of the said offices in Egypt, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


(Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Philippines)

 (Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Philippines)

(Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Philippines)

This labor attaché will have the following duties and responsibilities according to the spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, Khaled Aba Al-Khail;

1. They will be in charge of recruitment

2. They will be in charge in the supervision of training centers for workers to be sent into the Kingdom

3. The attaché will make efforts to further strengthen cooperation with manpower exporting countries

4. It will represent the Kingdom on all labor issues in the said seven countries

5. The attachés will develop an employment mechanism for expatriates to be recruited for work in Saudi Arabia





6. The appointment of labor attachés would facilitate coordination with labor-exporting countries

7. They will ensure the recruitment of qualified labor and make workers more aware of the Kingdom’s culture, customs, and traditions.

8. The labor attaches will work closely with the Saudi embassy in the recruiting country and the Foreign Ministry on all issues related to foreign manpower recruitment.



9.  The ministry thinks that labor attachés can restrict recruitment brokers and regulate the recruitment business.

10. The attachés will develop an employment mechanism for expatriates to be recruited for work in Saudi Arabia.

 (Household workers in Saudi Arabia)

(Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia)

(Construction Workers in Saudi Arabia)

In July, Saudi Gazette had reported that the Ministry of Labor and Social Development was planning to appoint labor attachés in countries from where the Kingdom hires expat workers.

In the Kingdom, there are 3 million Indians who are the largest community in the country, 2 million Pakistanis as the second largest community, 1.8 million Bangladesh workers, 1 million Filipino workers and 300,000 Sri Lankan expats, most them domestic workers. (Source: Saudi Gazette)

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