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* Sri Lankan recruiters nearly double fees for Saudi agencies recruiting housemaids
Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 08:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Dammam: Sri Lankan recruitment offices have nearly doubled the fees they charge from Saudi Arabian agencies recruiting Sri Lankan housemaids, according to a Saudi recruitment official.

The chairman of the recruitment committee of the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dammam, Hussain Al-Mutairi told Saudi Gazette that Sri Lankan recruitment offices have turned their back on agreement with their Saudi counterparts by raising their housemaid recruitment fees by about 92 percent from US$ 1,560 to US$ 3,000.

Sri Lankan recruitment offices have stopped travel permits for their manpower and nullified all documents they received from the Kingdom in order to enforce their decision and put pressure on Saudi recruiters, said Mutairi.

He said Sri Lankan recruitment offices went against signed agreements and increased the monthly salary of housemaids from SR 1,100 (Rs. 44,700) to SR 1,300 (Rs. 52,800) starting February.

"The Sri Lankan offices wanted to force their Saudi counterparts to sign new contracts which are contrary to the rates set by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development," Mutairi said.

Market sources said a number of Saudi recruiters were likely to accept the new rates so as to avoid SR100 in fines for every day of delay in the arrival of housemaids.

They said that some 300 Sri Lankan recruitment offices made an agreement among themselves to reject any housemaid recruitment request from Saudi Arabia for a fee which is less than US$3,000.

 


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