Web News » Qatar

1 Views

Qatar announces plans to address controversial migrant worker laws

Posted by jaypee 8 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

Philippine ambassador for steps to protect workers’ interest..

Posted by jaypee 36 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 126 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
1 Views

Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

Posted by jacobo 126 days ago Qatar
http://www.brecorder.com —

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.

Read More
1 Views

Doha facelift dumps migrant workers on the streets

Posted by jacobo 129 days ago Qatar
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

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.

Read More
1 Views

2022 panel doing all for migrant workers’ safety

Posted by jacobo 130 days ago Qatar
http://www.gulf-times.com —

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.

Read More
2 Views

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

Posted by jacobo 133 days ago Qatar
http://www.gulf-times.com —

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.

Read More
2 Views

Qatar blames recruiters abroad for labour abuse

Posted by jacobo 134 days ago Qatar
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

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.

Read More