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Migrante urges gov’t to seek clarification from Saudi on ‘salary protection policy’ 10/30/2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Migrante urges gov’t to seek clarification from Saudi on ‘salary protection policy’

10/30/2011
Amid the announcement of Saudi Arabia labor ministry that it is going to implement a ceiling on remittances by expatriate workers including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) “to protect its economy,” a Filipino migrants rights group yesterday urged the Philippine government to seek clarification on the host government about “salary protection” policy.

Citing local reports, Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said Saudi labor ministry disclosed last week its plan to implement what it called ‘salary protection’ program under which expatriate workers could only sent a prescribe amount of their salaries to be sent home.

A high-ranking Saudi Labor official was quoted by local newspapers saying, “About nine to 10 workers in the country are foreigners. This has led to millions of riyals being transferred back to their home countries, harming the local economy.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20111030nat2.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

grabe. ganyan na ba kayo kadesperado? pati naman sweldo pakikialaman ninyo. eh paano makukuha sa inyo??? paguwi na lang?

"“The ‘salary protection’ program which the host government announced to implement is a mechanism of control in the outflow of remittance which may violates expatriate workers right on how to manage the fruits of their labor,” Monterona added."

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