By ABDUL HANNAN TAGO, RIYADH
Filipino migrant rights group recently made an appeal to the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) labor market committee that recommends a two-year ban for all expatriate workers who will be leaving the Kingdom on final exit visas.
The Migrant Middle East (MME) groups, pleaded to the CSC labor committee to reconsider its two-year ban proposal for expatriate workers leaving the Kingdom on final exit visa.
The group said that imposing a ban on expatriate workers is within the Saudi government Labor Ministry’s prerogative in order to boost its own Saudization program which for them would mean hiring more Saudi nationals into the business sector services and job opportunities.
They added that even the existing labor policy that stipulates a one-year ban on workers who refused to renew their contract with their employers is worth reconsidering.
They also call on the Filipino government, through its labor department, to proactively interact with its Saudi labor counterpart to discuss the implications of the proposed two-year ban.
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