Web News » Qatar

2 Views

Qatar mulls penalising firms over delayed migrant wages

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Qatar
http://www.middleeasteye.net —

Qatar is considering imposing penalties against firms that fail to pay migrant workers on time, one of the biggest complaints voiced by rights groups against companies in the Gulf state.

Read More
1 Views

PressTV-Qatar cries foul over abuse of migrants

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Qatar
http://www.presstv.ir —

The claims by Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, a former advisor to the Emir of Qatar and now president of the Administrative Control & Transparency Authority, come as human rights groups and trade unions have repeatedly expressed concern over abusing the rights of migrant workers responsible for constructing facilities in the oil-rich nation.

Read More
3 Views

More than 100 migrant workers may be deported after Qatar strike

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Qatar
http://www.middleeasteye.net —

More than a hundred migrant workers, striking over low pay in Qatar, are currently being detained and in the midst of being processed for deportation.

Read More
2 Views

Nepali migrant workers stage protest in Qatar | National

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Qatar
http://www.ekantipur.com —

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.

Read More
1 Views

Qatar announces plans to address controversial migrant worker laws

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Qatar
http://jurist.org —

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

Read More
1 Views

Qatar accused of dragging its feet over treatment of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Qatar
http://www.theguardian.com —

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.

Read More
2 Views

Philippine ambassador for steps to protect workers’ interest..

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Qatar
http://www.gulf-times.com —

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.

Read More
1 Views

33 ‘sites’ shut down for violation of labour laws

Posted by jacobo 191 days ago Qatar
http://www.gulf-times.com —

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.

Read More