7 January 2015, Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — An Indonesian expatriates union announced that it would not work with recruitment offices from the Kingdom and only cooperate with larger recruitment companies in order to preserve Indonesian expatriates’ rights, Makkah daily reported.

Sources revealed that the union’s stance is an unofficial one because the Indonesian government did not announce any official statement supporting or opposing the reports.

A source reported one of the Indonesian expatriates unions came to Saudi Arabia and contracted with two recruitment companies directly.

The National Recruitment Committee in the Kingdom found the act illegal because all contracts should be done through the Ministry of Labor in order to ensure the rights of expatriates and sponsors alike.

The head of the National Recruitment Committee Saad Al-Badah did not approve of the union’s preference for recruitment companies over offices.



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