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PressTV-Qatar opens major camp for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 205 days ago Qatar
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The new camp, called "Labor City," will also contain two police stations in addition to Qatar's second largest mosque and its construction has cost about USD 825 million (about 750 million euros), AFP reported.

The Labor City is expected to accommodate a total of 68,640 workers when it reaches full capacity.

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Privileges for household workers on the cards

Posted by jaypee 220 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: There is the likelihood that domestic workers in the GCC countries may be entitled to privileges like annual bonus, gratuity and paid annual leave with return air fare, among other things.

One of the largest employers of household workers, the GCC states are currently busy developing a common or unified format of employment contract for household sector workers.

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Qatar to co-operate with IOM on migrant returns

Posted by jaypee 251 days ago Qatar
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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and  Qatar have signed in Kathmandu a memorandum of understanding which will see them working together over the next two years to provide voluntary return and reintegration assistance to stranded migrants.

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Islamic scholar: Qatar ‘needs to take care’ of its foreign workers - Doha News

Posted by jaypee 253 days ago Qatar
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Asserting that migrant workers should not “lose their freedom for a piece of bread,” researchers and religious scholars have called on Qatar and other countries to improve foreigners’ treatment so that it is more in line with Islamic traditions and values.

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Qatar said to agree changes to kafala system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 255 days ago Qatar
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Qatar has reportedly agreed changes to its controversial kafala sponsorship system for foreign workers as its construction industry revs up for the 2022 World Cup tournament.

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Qatar Seeks to Improve Its Image, But Not Conditions of Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 320 days ago Qatar
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Following ongoing criticism from newspapers and human rights organizations about systemic abuse within the Qatari labor system, the Persian Gulf monarchy is ramping up its public relations efforts. The scrutiny has been fueled in large part by the publicity surrounding the construction for the 2022 World Cup.

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Bahrain provides six-month grace for illegal migrant labours

Posted by jaypee 331 days ago Qatar
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DOHA, JUN 28 - The Bahrain government has announced to provide six months grace period to the illegal migrant workers in the country to return their respective countries.  The general amnesty will start from July 1. The decision has provided relief to undocumented foreign workers including Nepalis.

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Qatar Blocks Nepalese Workers From Returning Home For Earthquake Funerals

Posted by jaypee 364 days ago Qatar
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Thousands of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar, toiling on construction sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, have been denied the chance to return home for the funerals of loved ones killed in last month’s deadly earthquake, Nepal’s government says.

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