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Posted On: 21 January 2020 09:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Shura Council discusses draft law on minimum wages at weekly meeting

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The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting on Monday under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Council discussed a draft law on setting a minimum wage for workers and domestic workers.

Under the provisions of the draft law, a committee called the (Minimum Wages Committee) shall be established at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs. The Committee's formation, system of work and rewards shall be determined by a Cabinet decision, based on the proposal of the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs. The Committee shall be responsible for studying and reviewing the minimum wages for workers in accordance with the controls stipulated in the draft law.

After discussion, the Council decided to refer the draft law to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee to study it and submit a report thereon to the Council.

The Council also discussed the Internal and External Affairs Committee's report on a draft law regarding the diplomatic and consular corps.

After discussing the report, the Council decided to approve the said draft law and refer its recommendations in this regard to the esteemed government.

At the end of the meeting, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council briefed the members on his meeting yesterday with a delegation from the Libyan Parliament, during which they reviewed the latest developments in the situation in the sisterly country of Libya, in addition to the development of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

Source: Qatar News Agency