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Qatar readying to overhaul controversial kafala

Posted by jacobo 19 days ago Qatar
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Expected reform is likely to include shifting sponsorship of foreign workers from individual employers to government, would also allow workers to seek alternative employment without permission of their sponsor after period of notification.

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Qatar ‘promises to improve labour laws’

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Qatar
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Doha: Qatar has promised to improve its labour laws, a member of the European parliament visiting the Gulf Arab state said, after persistent criticism from human rights group over its treatment of workers.

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Qatar report into migrant death toll due

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Qatar
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A long-awaited independent report commissioned by the Qatari government in the wake of a series of revelations about the death toll among migrant workers is due to be published by the end of the week.

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Qatar May Face Higher Costs Of Hiring Foreign Workers - IMF

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Qatar
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Qatar will likely face higher labour costs as a result of publicity about deaths of migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, the International Monetary Fund said

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Qatar's foreign domestic workers subjected to slave-like conditions

Posted by jacobo 48 days ago Qatar
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Foreign maids, cleaners and other domestic workers are being subjected to slave-like labour conditions in Qatar, with many complaining they have been deprived of passports, wages, days off, holidays and freedom to move jobs, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Broken promises: Qatar's migrant workers caught in the kafala system

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Qatar
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When they came to Qatar last year, Maria and Maricel* thought it was their big break. Their contract for waitressing promised a salary of 1,200 Qatari riyals (£200) a month plus a food allowance of 200 riyals – far more than they had been making back home in the Philippines. Though they were leaving their children 4,500 miles behind, they felt the

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The Peninsula Qatar - ‘Qatar answering critics with action’

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: As part of its efforts to ensure effective implementation of Qatari labour laws, the Ministry of Labour conducted over 40,000 inspections in 2013 at various worker accommodations across the country, and the ministry is seeking to double the efforts during 2014,

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Qatar to hire a million workers as it prepares for 2022 World Cup

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Qatar
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At least one million jobs are up for grabs in Qatar as the sovereign Arab state starts its preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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