Hiring Expats In Cooperative Societies Put On Hold
The Ministry of Social Affairs in response to the ‘warning’ issued by MP Safa’a Al-Hashem through Al Rai against the continued bringing of migrant workers to the Union of Cooperative Societies, the ministry Undersecretary Abdulaziz Shuaib has issued instructions to the Public Authority for Manpower not to issue work permits for migrant workers to work in cooperative societies until further notice, reports Al-Rai daily.
Shuaib explained the request comes out of the ministry’s keenness to implement and follow up the policy of replacing expatriate workers with national labor in cooperative societies and provide all means of support for national labor in implementation of the replacement policy.
On September 15, Minister of Social Affairs Saad Al-Kharraz had warned against opening the door to Arab workers in the Union of Cooperative Societies, and yesterday (September 25) issued a decision to stop issuing work permits for migrant workers in cooperative societies and implement the replacement policy.
MP Al-Hashem had said: “I send a warning message to the Minister of Social Affairs, if I know that you are still (opening the door) for the recruitment of workers from a certain Arab country in the cooperative societies, wait for me to interrogate you…”