Saudi Oger to pay delayed salaries from March 2016

Posted on 9th March 2016

Saudi Oger is reportedly set to pay its delayed salaries from March.

An Oger executive said his company, like numerous others in the Kingdom, has been affected "by the current circumstances which resulted in some delays in fulfilling our commitments to our employees".

Saudi construction firms, it was reported last month, have delayed salary payments to their employees as projects dry up in the oil-hit economy.

Foreign officials and diplomats, especially those from the Philippines, Bangladesh, and France, have increased pressure on the Kingdom's labour ministry to ensure the country's private sector resolves these delayed payments.

According to Reuters, the executive from Saudi Oger said the company has adopted a recovery plan which will enable it to resume payments from March.

The executive declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue, the report added.

It emerged early in March that Saudi Oger had delayed salary payments by up to four months as it contends with the impact of dwindling oil prices, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

In light of these delays, the Saudi labour ministry has suspended a number of services offered to Saudi Oger, particularly social security and services provided by the Directorate General of Passports.

The company has reportedly started paying off some of these delayed salaries following the assembly of a committee in Riyadh to resolve the issue.

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