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13% of GCC construction workers face salary delays

Some of those questioned reported salary delays in excess of 90 days

13% of GCC construction workers face salary delays
Asian labourers take a break during work on road network construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)

More than one in 10 construction professionals have experienced disruptions to the salaries in the past 12 months, according to Construction Week’s 2015 Salary Survey.

Although the majority of respondents (86.5 percent) reported no disruptions to their wages during the past year, 13.5 percent reported their scheduled wage payments had been delayed.

The mean average delay of respondents who reported salary disruptions was 35.33 days. Six of those questioned reported salary delays in excess of 90 days.

The survey was completed by 220 construction professionals.

Full details of the CW 2015 Salary Survey will be published in the upcoming issue of Construction Week magazine.

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HCC 3 years ago

Makes a mockery of The Wages Protection System which is very clearly flawed.

Normal Citizen 3 years ago

How can this be in a civilised society - average salary delays of more than a month and up to three months? Who is doing wrong - and why? And why are there no sanctions against the wrongdoers?

suresh 3 years ago

If the government watches the wages protection system, how can a company can delay salaries more than four or five months? Especially in northern emirates.