An overwhelming majority of participants of an online survey currently being conducted by the Ministry of Interior has lauded the abolition of exit permit for workers covered under the Labour Law.
Around 88 percent of the people who participated in the online survey on the Ministry’s website and social media accounts have voted praising the decision to abolish the travel notification (exit permit) for workers thinking that it contributes to the promotion and preservation of the rights of workers in the State.
The Ministry of Interior in the online poll asked, ‘Do you agree that the decision to abolish the travel notification (exit permit) for workers subject to the Labour Law contributes to the promotion and preservation of the rights of workers in the state?’
Responding to question, 1,194 (88%) out of total 1,357 respondents completely agreed with the statement while only 9% (128 people) said that they did not agree with it. In the online survey, 3% (35 respondents) said that they did not know about it.
The total number of voters in the poll, which started on November 6 and will continue until December 31, was 1,357 till yesterday. The new law came into force from October 28 applying the amendment to Article No. 7 Law No. 21 of 2015 concerning the end of exit permit for migrant workers covered by the Labour Law. The online survey is also being conducted on official twitter account of the Ministry of Interior. Commenting on the question asked in the poll Ministry of Interior’s official twitter account, Hadi Khan, commented: “Excellent decision. Should have been taken earlier. Many more steps to be seriously considered. Thank you Qatar!.”
“It is a revolutionary move in the Gulf region. Have came across many such workers who want to leave the job and go back to their country. Qatar will shine,” Abdul Raoof said. Another twitter user, Rana Kashif, appreciated the move stating, “I appreciate the step taken for the rights of worker. It should be applicable to all companies.”
“This is a great deal and I appreciate the move. Now employers are treating their employees with respect and dignity, unlike previous,” said Ratem.
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