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.Read More
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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
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
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
In addition to overhauling its kafala sponsorship system, there needs to be a shift in attitudes so that fore Read More