Thursday, January 23, 2014
India signs labour cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia with Saudi Arabia
India signed a labour cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia for the welfare of the Indian workers in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement will cover about a quarter of the 28 lakh Indian expatriates working there
The agreement regulates contractual relations between employers and domestic workers, ensures authenticity and implementation of the employment contract, promises action against recruitment agencies violating laws and seeks to establish a mechanism to provide 24 hours assistance to domestic workers. A standard employment contract would set out minimum wages, working hours, paid holidays and a dispute settlement mechanism.
The agreement will be monitored by a committee of senior officials.