A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabia to ease curbs on migrant workers as it reforms controversial ‘kafala’ policy

  • Non-Saudis will no longer need their employer’s permission to change jobs, travel abroad or leave the country permanently
  • The changes could have a dramatic impact on the lives of the 10.5 million foreign workers who make up about a third of the kingdom’s population

Topic |   Saudi Arabia
A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
A labourer at a construction site of a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
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