The Ministry of Labour Saturday released its monthly statistical report for April 2023, highlighting key data and numbers within the labour sector.
The statistical bulletin also covers the outcomes of inspection visits conducted at various institutions governed by the Labour Law regulations.
The bulletin showed that the ministry received about 3,996 applications for new recruitment, of which 3,942 were approved, and 54 rejected, while the total number of requests to modify the profession was about 2,087, of which 2,072 were approved and 15 rejected.
About 242 work permit applications were submitted to the ministry during April, which included 172 applications for permit renewal and 70 for cancelling issued permits.
The ministry carried out about 62 inspection visits to recruitment offices, with 61 visits in which no observations were recorded, and one warning was issued to remove a violation.
During April, the Labour Inspection Department carried out intensive inspection campaigns to monitor the extent to which establishments comply with the laws and ministerial decisions concerned with regulating the labour market in the country, with a total number of inspection visits of 3,094 visits in various regions, which resulted in issuing 675 warnings.
With regard to labour complaints, the bulletin showed that the Labour Dispute Settlement Department received about 785 complaints from the establishment's workers against the establishment, of which 85 complaints were settled, and 8 of them were referred to the Labour Dispute Settlement Committees, and about 692 complaints remain under procedure. The Labour Relations Department also received 162 complaints from the public, all of which have been settled.
The number of cases referred to the Labour Dispute Settlement Committees during the past month amounted to about 132, and the total number of decisions issued by the committees reached about 386, and the total number of decisions that are still under procedure reached about 579.