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Saudi Labour Market Committee is to set minimum wage for Saudis at $1,414

Saudi Arabia is considering fixing the minimum wage for both Saudis and expats in the private sector in 2015 as the third part of its wage protection programme, local media has reported.

With a minimum wage for Saudis at SAR5,300 ($1,412) and expats at SAR2,500, the Labour Ministry aims to make the private sector more appealing to Saudis and boost the process of job nationalisation, the Saudi Gazette reported.

Saudi Labour Market Committee chairman Mansour Al-Shethry said that salaries of 1,600,070 Saudis employed in the private sector were less than those of expatriates.

A recent study, conducted by the World Bank and the Ministry of National Economy and Planning, showed that salaries of Saudis working in the private sector were less than the natives of other GCC countries would receive.

Saudi Arabia is considering fixing the minimum wage for both Saudis and expats in the private sector in 2015 as the third part of its wage protection programme, local media has reported.

With a minimum wage for Saudis at SAR5,300 ($1,412) and expats at SAR2,500, the Labour Ministry aims to make the private sector more appealing to Saudis and boost the process of job nationalisation, the Saudi Gazette reported.

Saudi Labour Market Committee chairman Mansour Al-Shethry said that salaries of 1,600,070 Saudis employed in the private sector were less than those of expatriates.

A recent study, conducted by the World Bank and the Ministry of National Economy and Planning, showed that salaries of Saudis working in the private sector were less than the natives of other GCC countries would receive.

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