Saudi Gazette report
Jeddah — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) has joined hands with Saudi Arabian Airlines to run awareness videos in nine languages on passengers’ screens that focus on rights and duties of domestic workers.
The video in Arabic, English, Bengali, Tagalog, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Hindi, and Amharic gives general guidelines on the work contract.
The video sheds light on worker’s right to keep her or his passport as per Saudi regulations. The worker is not allowed to move to another employer without the transfer of sponsorship.
The ministry said that the contract should be in writing, both parties should have a copy of the contract and the same amount of wage should be paid as mentioned in the contract.
The ministry launched a website in 2014 to increase people’s awareness on labor regulations. It encourages all stakeholders to review articles of the Labor Law in both English and Arabic languages.
The website contains a number of topics, such as duties and rights, work environment and labor knowledge.
The website gives workers an insight into their general rights pertaining to labor contract, wages, work hours, training and qualification, end of service award, vacations and labor committees.