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International Trade Union Delegation Visits Riyadh Labor Court

International Trade Union Delegation Visits Riyadh Labor Court

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019 - 11:00
The labor court in Riyadh receives head of national labor committee and a delegation from the International Trade Union Confederation. (SPA)
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The labor court in Riyadh received the head of national labor committee and a delegation from the International Trade Union Confederation, headed by General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

The delegation toured the court and was introduced to its digitized processes and procedures.

They visited the clients’ services office, unified translation center and labor research office inside the court.

The visitors were introduced to labor judiciary specialties and how this judiciary will impact the work environment and help minimize labor disputes.

The delegation discussed with the court staff the role of the court in raising legal awareness and rights of both employers and workers. They also discussed types of legal guarantees offered to workers through a digitally connected system.

Burrow expressed her appreciation of the workflow inside the court and how it created ease for clients.

“The court has a strong technology base that allows transparency, which is very impressive,” she said. “The link with enforcement courts is also critical and impressive as not many countries have that.”

Labor courts in Saudi Arabia were launched in November 2018 as part of the legal reforms plan which the Kingdom adopted in recent years. The plan focuses on specialized judiciary through the introduction of labor courts, and prior to that the commercial courts. It also seeks optimizing the use of technology and digital transformation to boost legal services.

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