Pinoy nurses in Saudi govt hospitals get wage increase

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 05 2009 08:20 PM | Updated as of Jul 06 2009 04:20 AM

 The government of Saudi Arabia has raised the salary of Filipino nurses working in its territory by 40 percent.

This is according to Saudi Recruitment Office employment attaché Fahad S. Al-Msaibeeh, radio dzMM reported.

Al-Msaibeeh said that Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah raised the Filipino nurses’ salary to Saudi riyal (SR) 3,570 (almost P46,000) from SR2550.

Filipino nurses who will be getting a 40-percent salary increase include those who started working in Saudi Arabia since July 1, 2009 with a one-year working experience after passing the nursing board exam. Report from radio dzMM