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Posted On: 4 May 2020 09:36 am
Updated On: 7 May 2020 04:19 pm

MADSLA continues to inspect workers' accommodation in residential neighbourhoods

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) continues its campaign to inspect workers housing in the country's residential neighborhoods, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and Municipality and Environment, to determine the extent to which occupational health and safety requirements are applied in the housing, estimate the number of workers that each housing accommodates, and vacate the labor excess.

The implementation of this campaign is based on Law No. (22) of 2019 amending some provisions of Law No. (15) of 2010 regarding the ban on housing gatherings of workers within the families housing areas, and the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs decision No. (18) of 2014 determining the conditions and specifications for housing appropriate for workers as well as the Minister of Municipality decision No. (105) of 2020.

The campaigns procedures consist of inspecting the dwellings and putting posters on the violator thereof, indicating the date of inspection and the capacity of each accommodation, while notifying tenants about the need to adjust their conditions within a week from the date of inspection and evacuating the excess number of workers according to the capacity of each accommodation.

The campaign includes all areas of Doha, such as: Al Najma - Al Mansoura - Bin Dirham - Salata Qadeema - Riffa, Al Ghanem Qadeem, in addition to the markets, such as: Al Asmakh Street - Abdullah Bin Thani Street - Msheireb - Doha - Freej Abdulaziz - Al Montazah.

The campaign, which was carried out during from 20 to 29 of April, resulted in inspection of 417 housing and registering violations by 1855 companies, most of which are companies whose activities are concentrated in cleaning, limousine, restaurants, and contracting companies.

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) stresses the need to adhere to the requirements of appropriate housing specifications for workers, and in the event that companies do not comply in reconciling conditions within a week from the date of the alert, strict measures and penalties will be taken in this regard, and owners of violating housing will be referred to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The violating companies will be referred to the security authorities in the country.

MADLSA has recently implemented plans to raise awareness of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in workplaces and workers housing by launching a "conscious" campaign targeting employers and expatriate workers in several languages, in coordination with various departments, for reporting violations relating to the safety of workers in housing and workplaces.

MADLSA designates a hotline 40280660.

Source: QNA