Sponsorship system on its way out


14 May, 2012 /RIYADH : Deputy Labor Minister for workers affairs Ahmad Al-Humaidan said that the ministry had started taking practical steps aimed at scrapping the individual sponsorship (kafala) system.

“We have already begun changing some technical terms related with the sponsorship system, like changing the term ‘transfer of sponsorship’(naql kafala) to ‘transfer of services.’ Other steps included preventing sponsors from holding passports of foreign workers and canceling the condition to obtain the sponsor’s approval for workers to bring their families to the Kingdom,” he said.

The deputy minister made the remarks while addressing a seminar on private health firms in Riyadh, Al-Eqtisadiah business daily reported yesterday. read more>>>>>>

By RIYADH: ARAB NEWS

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