Saudi Oger '70% done' in processing retrenched OFWs' claims –PHL official
Retrenched Filipino workers of Saudi Oger in Saudi Arabia are set to know in two months' time the amount of financial benefits they will receive from the company, according to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Jeddah.
Citing company officials, POLO OIC Rose Mangahas said the processing of the workers' claims, which include unpaid salaries and end-of-service benefits, is "70 percent done."
"Ang sabi po nila ay nasa sitenta porsyento na sila ng proseso at madi-determine na kung magkano ang claim ng bawat isa," Mangahas said.
She said the process includes "reconciling" the amount the OFWs said the company owes them and the amount in the company's records.
"Asahan daw natin mayroon nang desisyon sa loob ng dalawang buwan," said Mangahas, who recently visited the affected Filipino workers who are still in the Kingdom.
Saudi Oger is one of the largest employers of Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia.
Most of the retrenched OFWs have already gone home, taking advantage of the government's