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Posted On: 2 May 2019 09:59 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

Workers' rights in Qatar gets praise

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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Speakers from Qatar and from the International Labor Organization (ILO) reviewed the country's achievements and its laws and legislation to improve the country's working environment and ensure workers' rights and equity.

This came during a discussion session in the celebration of the Labor Day, which was held this evening by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and Dar Al Sharq, with the participation of the International Labor Organization.

Speaking at the session, Director of the Department of International Labor Relations at the Ministry Fahd Al Dosari discussed several laws and regulations issued by the State of Qatar which are in the interest of the welfare of workers. He referred to two laws supporting expatriate labor, the domestic labor law, the dispute resolution committees, canceling exit permits, and changing the employers based on a contract.

Head of the Department of Attitudes at the Department of Support Services for Recruitment at the Ministry of Interior Nasser Ali spoke about the work offices that were opened abroad and their role in protecting the rights of workers and addressing them in contracts in their languages. He pointed out that out of 20 offices, 12 were opened. Two of them in Bangladesh, one in Sri Lanka and four in the Philippines, followed by other centers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tunisia and elsewhere.

Head of the ILO office in Qatar said that the State of Qatar deserves celebration due to the unprecedented measures and legislations that benefits expat workers. He added that Qatar continues to amaze them with its achievements in that regard.

Source: QNA