Big pay rises on the way for Middle East Workers

Middle East workers will see more money in their pay packets in 2013 due to low inflation and higher pay settlement.

Global human resources firm Mercer has polled businesses across the Gulf and discovered pay rises will average between 5% and 6% – with workers in Saudi Arabia seeing the highest increases.

Saudi businesses can offer more pay as the economy is booming – with GDP rocketing by 5.9% in the third quarter of 2012.

Mercer also predicts wage claims in Africa of around 8%, but rates could