Workers at a major Saudi construction firm have set fire to nine company buses in protest over thousands of sackings and their salaries not being paid.
Employees at Binladin Group have staged several demonstrations within Saudi Arabia’s Mecca region in recent weeks, with some claiming they have not received their wages for six months.
The attack on the company buses came after Saudi Al-Watan newspaper reported the company had laid off 50,000 foreign employees and issued them exit visas.(...)
Reports say the company, set up by the father of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin laden, is in $30 billion worth of debt due to falling oil prices.
por Miguel Madeira
Saudi Arabia: Workers set fire to buses after '50,000 sacked and salaries not paid':