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Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 80 days ago Qatar
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Doha // Qatar has approved a draft law that would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of domestic workers for the first time.


The law is expected to specify how many hours staff such as nannies, drivers and gardeners should work per week, how many days holiday they receive annually and how they are paid, the state Qatar News Agency (QNA) report Read More

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Government workers get pay raise in this Gulf country

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago Qatar
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Doha: Qatar will raise the salaries of government employees next year in a rare spending hike by a Gulf state at a time when low oil and gas prices are weighing on state finances.


Some Qataris’ basic salaries will double, under a law to be passed in January that was published in Al Sharq newspaper late on Sunday. Salaries for non-Qataris remain the same.


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Qatar announces clampdown on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 182 days ago Qatar
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Doha: The Ministry of Interior announced a crackdown on illegal workers who failed to heed the grace period and leave the country.


The Directorate of Search and Follow up warned that violators would face stringent legal action and announced that the grace period would not be extended. 


The Ministry of Interior had announced the deadline under the provisions of law  Read More

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The average salary of a domestic worker in Qatar is $431 a month

Posted by jaypee 225 days ago Qatar
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The majority of domestic workers in Qatar make about QR1,571 ($431) a month, according to a new survey by an online recruitment firm.


That’s on par with Saudi Arabia and more than in Kuwait. But household staff make marginally more in the UAE – AED1,592 ($433) a month.


The HelperChoice Domestic Worker Salary Survey Middle East 2016 was released thi Read More

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NHRC calls for laws to regulate duties of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 279 days ago Qatar
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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has recommended the issuance of laws to regulate the work of domestic workers and protect the rights of persons with disability in Qatar.
It has also sought the adoption of regulations for protection against domestic violence, local Arabic daily Arrayah has rep

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Qatar employers urged to take it easy on domestic workers this Ramadan

Posted by jaypee 323 days ago Qatar
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Regional rights groups are urging employers of domestic workers in Qatar to lighten their employees’ workload during Ramadan by appealing to their religious sensibilities.


As part of the Shelter Me project, an awareness campaign for domestic workers run by a group of human rights organizations including Migrant-Rights.org and Hivos, leaflets are being distribu Read More

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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

Posted by jaypee 332 days ago Qatar
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Doha, Qatar — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

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50 recruitment agencies sign pledge of commitment

Posted by jaypee 343 days ago Qatar
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As many as 50 recruitment agencies based in Qatar have pledged to engage in “responsible recruitment and placement” of migrant workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (Polo) in Doha has said.


Labour attaché David Des T Dicang said the recruitment agencies signed a pledge of commitment during the culminati Read More