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Qatar’s migrant fund expected to support Nepali workers

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Qatar
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Nov 4, 2017-The latest initiative by the Qatar government for the protection of its foreign labour force is expected to benefit Nepali migrant workers as well. Qatar recently endorsed a bill, which envisages protecting rights of more than two million of its foreign workers.

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Qatar enacts new employment law that better protects OFWs

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Qatar
http://news.mb.com.ph —

Qatar has enacted a new employment law that would provide better protection to the more than 50,000 Filipino household service workers in the Gulf state.

According to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola, the coverage of Qatar’s new “Domestic Employment Law” has been expanded to now also cover household service workers and Read More


Qatar's migrant workers bear brunt of Arab blockade

Posted by jaypee 186 days ago Qatar
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The Arab embargo has had an adverse impact on Qatar's foreign workers, who are needed to get the country ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) blocked Qatar's border and imposed an embargo after accusing the country of supporting terrorism. As a result, Qatar has been forced to spend more on chartering ships and Read More


LIST: Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities amid Gulf boycott

Posted by jaypee 193 days ago Qatar
http://news.abs-cbn.com —

DOHA - Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors.

Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and elsewhere including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States only need present a valid passport to ent Read More


Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 375 days ago Qatar
http://www.thenational.ae —

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


Government workers get pay raise in this Gulf country

Posted by jaypee 469 days ago Qatar
http://gulfnews.com —

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 477 days ago Qatar
http://www.gdnonline.com —

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


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

Posted by jaypee 520 days ago Qatar
https://dohanews.co —

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