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Government workers get pay raise in this Gulf country

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Qatar
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Doha: Qatar will raise the salaries of government employees next year in a rare spending hike by a Gulf state at a time when low oil and gas prices are weighing on state finances.


Some Qataris’ basic salaries will double, under a law to be passed in January that was published in Al Sharq newspaper late on Sunday. Salaries for non-Qataris remain the same.


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Qatar announces clampdown on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Qatar
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Doha: The Ministry of Interior announced a crackdown on illegal workers who failed to heed the grace period and leave the country.


The Directorate of Search and Follow up warned that violators would face stringent legal action and announced that the grace period would not be extended. 


The Ministry of Interior had announced the deadline under the provisions of law  Read More

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NHRC calls for laws to regulate duties of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 138 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 182 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 191 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 202 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 233 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 405 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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