Constructive Guidelines for Migrant Workers Coming to Saudi Arabia--part One

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In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Labor Law is a comprehensive law which regulates all aspects of work relation. It is also a balanced law which provides for both workers and employers what is needed to regulate work relation between the two parties. The said law is applicable to all workers with no exceptions, whether they are Saudis or non-Saudis.

Saudi Arabia is a country for humanity

Everyday the country receives hundreds of migrant workers from around the world willing to work for survival. For this reason, I tried to dig some important information for migrants coming to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This information will guide them some basic knowledge about the provisions of the Labor Law and its rules of implementation that determine the relation between worker and employer which in turn would result in providing a suitable work environment for migrants, preserving their rights and establishing an appropriate work relation between the two parties of production.

The Ministry of Labor in the Kingdom welcomes all migrants

The Ministry of Labor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes all people coming to work and wishes that they have a successful period until they complete their work and return to their home countries. The Ministry, along with all concerned agencies would like to assure all workers that they are guests of Ministry and is keen to take care of them in accordance with the Islamic Law (Shariah), applicable rules and International Charters. The Ministry wants to prepare the workers to know about the work environment in the Kingdom and then coping with it when arriving.

However, embassies and consulates working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hopefully will coordinate with the concerned agencies in their own countries to consider this basic source guide for migrant workers by which they can get to know what lawfully rights they have and what they are obligated to do. So if you are applicants – you need to ask a copy of this guide from your agencies you are applying with – this guide will help you determine if you would proceed or not to come to Saudi Arabia to work.

To familiarize the regions of Saudi Arabia is important

Every region of Saudi Arabia has Labor Offices where to bring complains. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consists of thirteen regions, they are:

The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh. The population of Saudi Arabia including the expatriates are approximately 28 million now. Its religion is Islam. The official language used is Arabic. Its national Day is every September 23. Its currency is Saudi Riyals = to 100 Halala and US$1=SR.3.75.

Saudi Arabia adopts free market economy method. It opens its doors to workers from all over the world with no limitations, provided that they meet the physical, professional, educational and training conditions. Employers may apply to recruit laborers from all countries around the world within the framework of the Labor Law, implementing decisions and other related applied laws.

Respecting the laws is the key for progress and development

Respecting the laws and considering their provisions assist to achieve the stability of work relation and such stability is the key to progress and development. Based on this concept, the Ministry of Labor advices the workers to consider the following:

  • Make sure that the work contract is made in writing.
  • Being punctual in work timing.
  • Try not to be absent from work without a prior permission or an acceptable excuse.
  • Comply with the orders of your superiors at work.
  • Do not misuse tools and machinery at the establishment and work place.

  • Do not make any hostile act against your supervisors by word or deed.
  • Do not fake illness.
  • Do not ignore the instructions of occupational safety and health.
  • Try not to run away from the work place unless it is an emergency.
  • Resume work immediately after the annual vacation or any other leaves.

  • After entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, make sure that the employer had started in the procedures for issuing work permit and resident permit within (90) days of your arrival. Any permit or licence required by other agencies to conduct a work and profession will not replace the need for the work permit.
  • Work only for the employer who recruited you. If you will work with other than your employer, this would be considered illegal unless formal procedures are done.
  • Do not engage in a profession other than the one registered in your work permit before performing regulatory procedures.

  • In case you face any problem or grievance from certain individuals within the establishment in which you work and you could not friendly resolve it, then approach the concerned labor office in your area.
  • Trade of people or visas is considered illegal practice and who conducts such action would be punished according to the law.
  • The establishment shall bear the costs of medical care for its workers according to the Labor law and the rules of implementation for regulating the establishment work approved by the ministry of Labor.
  • The establishment should register all its workers in the Occupational Hazards Branch. In the event of occupational injuries and diseases, rules and provisions of the Occupational Hazards Branch of the Social Insurance Law will be applied.

If you have friends and relatives who are willing to work in Saudi Arabia – you can share this info to them and bear with me also for details of second part.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Super star page, Paul. Brilliant images - so appealing. Can't wait for episode two.

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Done already Ms. Sheila. Thank you so much.

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author avatar Buzz
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks, dude. Wonderful star page. Ang galing mo talaga!

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

hehehe. Dude Kabz di naman. Salamat.

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author avatar Val Mills
25th Jan 2012 (#)

I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to leave ones homeland in search of employment. This must surely be useful to those intending to work in Saudi Arabia. Well done.

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you for sharing your thought Ms. Val. yes it is really difficult but no choice at this time. We really need it.

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author avatar krrymarie
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Great information. and like val said it must be hard to leave your home country in search of work but sometimes it has to be done.

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Agree too Ms. Krrymarie. Thanks.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Jan 2012 (#)

Paul, you are helping so many people. Great page, as always. Everything is spot on. Well done. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

The reason why I wrote this article - I feel guilty every time I read some write-ups about domestic abuse. Thanks friend.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
26th Jan 2012 (#)

nice to know that.....youre lucky to be there as safe

welcome when it's finally home!

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

I am always allright dude Kabz. Thank you for that wish. Yeah. Wish too.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
26th Jan 2012 (#)

Very informative page ppurel...

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Ms. Delicia. See you again.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
26th Jan 2012 (#)

Well-written guidelines. Very useful.

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author avatar ppruel
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Welcome dude Rathna - thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated.

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