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30,000 Saudi Oger workers file wage complaints

31,000 Saudi and foreign employees at Saudi Oger claimed their salaries have been delayed for several months

A number of Saudi Oger engineers have not been received salaries for the past nine months, leaving some in deep debts.
A number of Saudi Oger engineers have not been received salaries for the past nine months, leaving some in deep debts.

More than 30,000 Saudi Oger workers have filed official complaints with the Labour Office over alleged non-payment of wages, according to a Saudi Oger source.

The 31,000 Saudi and foreign workers claimed their salaries have been delayed for several months, Arab News reported.

The workers cannot leave the country as the ministry has put a lock on construction giant group’s foreign recruitment and social security insurance services.

The company has terminated the contracts of Saudi engineers and foreign workers in all of its branches in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Jazan, Hail and the Eastern Province without settling their dues, according to the source.

A number of Saudi Oger engineers have not been received salaries for the past nine months, leaving some in deep debts and unable to provide for their families.

A manager at the company said 58,000 employees find themselves in such dire straits, 23% of which are Saudi nationals.

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