Al-Shura rejects a recommendation to set a salary scale for private sector employees according to their qualifications and the cost of living

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Today, Monday (Monday), the Shura Council rejected a recommendation made by Council member Dr. Fahd bin Juma, and demanded that the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development set a salary scale for private sector employees in line with their educational and practical qualifications and the cost of living.  The recommendation did not win a sufficient majority of votes after it was put to the vote. Where the Council’s Social Affairs Committee considered that the “Nitaqat” program imposes a minimum wage before registering a citizen.

The committee also considered that setting a scale for the salaries of private sector employees will not be in the interest of the labor market or in the interest of competitiveness, whether for the employer or worker, stressing that the change in the labor market is subject to supply and demand and the contract system is appropriate, and that setting a specific salary limit may not be appropriate in the future With the development and steady growth of the labor market, as most economic countries that have an open labor market are satisfied with setting a minimum wage, which is the most important, and this is achieved in the Kingdom.