Saudi Binladin receives new funds to pay workers
Oct04

Saudi Binladin receives new funds to pay workers

Troubled construction firm Saudi Binladin Group has received delayed funds from the government to settle the remaining back pay owed to its employees, according to reports. The firm was reported to have laid off up to 77,000 foreign workers in May, many of which were owed months of wages, following a cash crunch linked to falling government spending and a ban from news projects after the Makkah Grand Mosque crane disaster. AFP cited...

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Number Of Workers Striking Hits Record Low
Aug02

Number Of Workers Striking Hits Record Low

A total of 81,000 workers were involved in employment disputes in 2015 – the lowest since figures were first collected at the end of the 19th century – according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of working days lost through strike action last year was the second lowest since records began in 1891. In total 170,000 working days were lost, considerably less than the figure for 2014, which...

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