Ministry of Labor & Social Development in Saudi Arabia proposed for hourly basis wages instead of a regular monthly basis wages in private sector to Shoura Council.
Shoura Council rejected the proposal of hourly wages on Tuesday. The proposal, announced by a member, Dr. Fahd Juma, was turned down by the Council through a majority vote.
The Council called on the ministry to develop its strategy to meet the needs of the labor market and monitor the performance of employment channels, in addition to stimulating the non-profit sector to raise the proportion of support to Saudize all administrative jobs and the establishment of a social protection agency.
The Council underlined the need for evaluating the performance of the consulting companies on the basis of a cost-revenue equation.
It also called on the ministry to include in its next reports a detailed plan about the employment agency and the role it has to play to address unemployment.