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Saudi Arabia on track to launch labour courts

RIYADH, July 24, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice has announced that its plans to launch labour courts early next year are all on track. 
 
Judges are being trained, staff are getting a proper induction and court buildings are being prepared and connected digitally, the ministry said.
 
Saudi Arabia has been working hard to push through initiatives that will organise the labour market, utilise this market and help it reach its highest potential, which will eventually boost investment in Saudi Arabia and drive the economy towards development and the achievement of Saudi Vision 2030 objectives.
 
According to the latest statistics revealed in Q1 2018; there are around 13 million workers in Saudi Arabia (10 million foreign and 3 million locals). These numbers are expected to increase with the ongoing mega projects across the kingdom and the increasing demand for the labour force. Labour court's role will be a major drive towards creating ease and efficiency in conducting projects and ensuring those workers are working within a well-defined system that protects them.
 
"Labour courts will be connected to all government entities that deal with labour, we have already started studying labour dispute cases from the past few years and building our operational plan," says the Ministry of Justice.
 
"We are looking into achieving four objectives: boosting investment opportunities, achieving excellence, the swiftness of labour judiciary, and benefitting from the rich databases of courts," concluded the ministry. - TradeArabia News Service



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