Qatar’s New Labour Reform, Key to Dismantle the Kafala system

The Government of Qatar announced on Sunday a historic labour reform package that includes the adoption of a non-discriminatory minimum wage and the end to the outdated requirement for migrant workers to obtain permission from their employers to change jobs. “UNI Global welcomes this important step to continue dismantling the last remains of the kafala system in Qatar and congratulates all the parties involved in making change possible in the Gulf State,” said Christy Hoffman General Secretary of UNI Global Union. “Through our presence in Qatar, we will continue to support,…

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The WFTU Denounces Workers Rights’ Violations of workers in Qatar

On December 13th, The Ministry of Administrative Development and Labor and Social Affairs of Qatar, announced that the country’s authorities helped ten thousands of workers who were victims of labor rights violations to return to their countries. The authorities undertook to pay the cost of their airline tickets, without giving explanations about the nature of these violations.

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