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

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Qatar
http://www.thetower.org —

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 67 days ago Qatar
http://www.ekantipur.com —

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 100 days ago Qatar
http://www.buzzfeed.com —

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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Increased demand for Pinoy domestic helpers seen in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Qatar
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

the demand for Filipino domestic helpers in Qatar may increase in the next few months after Indonesia announced its plan to stop sending workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries following the execution of two Indonesian women last May 5.

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The Peninsula Qatar - Illegal visa trade to stop after online wage transfer: NHRC

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Qatar
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com —

DOHA: Qatar’s human rights watchdog says it hopes the illegal trade in work visas would end once companies begin paying salaries to all their workers through banking channels.

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The Peninsula Qatar - Visa trading is illegal and punishable

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Qatar
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com —

Qatari law sets strict punishment for visa traders with aim of preventing trade of illegal visas because every single illegal work visa adds an unemployed worker. If he/she stays unemployed for a long time he/she could turn into a source of danger to the stability and security of the society as he/she lacks housing and food, in addition to his/her struggle to compensate the value of the v

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Companies selling work visas caught

Posted by jaypee 139 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: Law-enforcement agencies have clamped down on several companies that are alleged to have been involved in illegal work visa trade.

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Qatar to amend law on foreign workers' salaries

Posted by jaypee 195 days ago Qatar
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

Qatar said Thursday it will introduce a major labor law reform to ensure thousands of workers building venues for the 2022 World Cup are paid on time, after complaints by rights groups.

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