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33 ‘sites’ shut down for violation of labour laws

Posted by jacobo 42 days ago Qatar
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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.

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Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

Posted by jacobo 42 days ago Qatar
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Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.

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Doha facelift dumps migrant workers on the streets

Posted by jacobo 45 days ago Qatar
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DOHA - Expelled from housing in a Doha district undergoing modernisation, scores of migrant workers have been left homeless, some of them left to sleep on the streets of energy-rich Qatar's capital.

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2022 panel doing all for migrant workers’ safety

Posted by jacobo 46 days ago Qatar
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The World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee  is doing “everything they can” to make working conditions safe for migrant labourers in the country, a top official of the organising committee has said.

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QF report on migrant labourers calls for ban on recruitment ..

Posted by jacobo 49 days ago Qatar
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A standardised contract and ethical recruitment practices including a total ban on recruitment fees are some of the recommendations that have been suggested in the ‘Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar’  report released by Qatar Foundation on Saturday.

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Qatar blames recruiters abroad for labour abuse

Posted by jacobo 50 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: World Cup 2022 host Qatar, under international criticism over working conditions for migrant workers, said recruitment agencies in Asia were the main party to blame for any abuse.

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QF recommends ways to improve worker conditions

Posted by jacobo 50 days ago Qatar
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A Qatar Foundation report has highlighted 10 key points for improving workers’ conditions in Qatar after a study found that many of them were subjected to rights violations in the home countries well before their  arrival in Doha.

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Qatari gov't report calls for changes to expat contracts

Posted by jacobo 50 days ago Qatar
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A report backed by the Qatari government has called for foreign workers’ contracts to be copied in their native language and for a ban on changes after the employee has left their home country.

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