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NHRC calls for laws to regulate duties of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Qatar
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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has recommended the issuance of laws to regulate the work of domestic workers and protect the rights of persons with disability in Qatar.
It has also sought the adoption of regulations for protection against domestic violence, local Arabic daily Arrayah has rep

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Qatar employers urged to take it easy on domestic workers this Ramadan

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Qatar
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Regional rights groups are urging employers of domestic workers in Qatar to lighten their employees’ workload during Ramadan by appealing to their religious sensibilities.


As part of the Shelter Me project, an awareness campaign for domestic workers run by a group of human rights organizations including Migrant-Rights.org and Hivos, leaflets are being distribu Read More

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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

Posted by jaypee 90 days ago Qatar
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Doha, Qatar — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

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50 recruitment agencies sign pledge of commitment

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Qatar
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As many as 50 recruitment agencies based in Qatar have pledged to engage in “responsible recruitment and placement” of migrant workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (Polo) in Doha has said.


Labour attaché David Des T Dicang said the recruitment agencies signed a pledge of commitment during the culminati Read More

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Qatar expects foreign worker fingerprint archives to be digitized by mid-year

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Qatar
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April 18, 2016 - 


According to a senior official in the Qatar Ministry of Interior, archiving of fingerprinting of foreign workers will be fully digital by the middle of this year.


Local media reports that the digitization of more than 1.6 million fingerprints has been completed and the remaining are expected to be converted into electronic f Read More

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PressTV-Qatar opens major camp for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 304 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 319 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 350 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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