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Nepali migrant workers stage protest in Qatar | National

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Qatar
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DOHA , NOV 24 - About 600 Nepali migrant workers in Qatar have taken to the streets, demanding that their employer should pay them not less than the minimum salary set by the government for Nepalis working in Qatar.

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Qatar announces plans to address controversial migrant worker laws

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Qatar
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The Qatar government [official website] on Sunday pledged to announce new labor legislation by 2015 in an effort to improve conditions for migrant workers. The Qatar labor ministry announced [Al Jazeera report] the initiative by stating, "[w]e intend to effect meaningful and lasting change for the benefit of all those who live and work in Qatar." The kafala sponsorship system, which curre

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Qatar accused of dragging its feet over treatment of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Qatar
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Six months after Qatar promised major improvements to its treatment of migrant workers, Amnesty International has warned that its progress so far is “woefully inadequate” and accused the Gulf state of dragging its feet.

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Philippine ambassador for steps to protect workers’ interest..

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Qatar
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Philippine ambassador Crescente Relacion has expressed optimism that the Qatar-Philippines Joint Labour Committee would convene again before he left the country in March 2015.

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33 ‘sites’ shut down for violation of labour laws

Posted by jacobo 150 days ago Qatar
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Labour inspectors conducted 4,335 and 5,083 visits in May and June respectively and closed down 33 “sites” for violations of laws in Qatar, it was announced yesterday.

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Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

Posted by jacobo 150 days ago Qatar
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Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.

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Doha facelift dumps migrant workers on the streets

Posted by jacobo 153 days ago Qatar
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DOHA - Expelled from housing in a Doha district undergoing modernisation, scores of migrant workers have been left homeless, some of them left to sleep on the streets of energy-rich Qatar's capital.

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2022 panel doing all for migrant workers’ safety

Posted by jacobo 154 days ago Qatar
http://www.gulf-times.com —

The World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee  is doing “everything they can” to make working conditions safe for migrant labourers in the country, a top official of the organising committee has said.

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