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MLSD launches an awareness campaign to recognize domestic workers’ rights in Dammam

Publication date: 21 September 2022 - 25 Safar 1444
"العمل والتنمية الاجتماعية": حملة توعوية بالمنطقة الشرقية حول حقوق وواجبات أصحاب العمل والعمالة المنزلية

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) implemented an awareness campaign titled ‘Conscious Labor Market’ that targets employers and domestic workers in Dammam, Eastern Region. It comes within the labor education initiatives that are implemented in cooperation of the department for customer service and labor relations at the MLSD, taking place in the shopping centers and labor offices in various regions of the Kingdom. Those who come across the campaign were informed of the work contracts that shed light on rights and duties, vacation laws and medical insurance for domestic workers. Additionally, they were briefed on end of service awards, penalties for those who violate the regulations of domestic labor and their dependents. Also, the employers got hands-on information about their rights and duties along with conditions if they want to terminate the work contracts. They had knowledge on a raft of penalties imposed on them if they violate the recruitment regulations. It is noteworthy that the campaign has launched on May 10 in Jeddah, and will continue till the end of May. It is expected next month to cover the commercial centers and labor offices in Riyadh.

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