Doha, 14th February 2014: The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has announced stricter regulations for contractors in Qatar. Directed at curbing abuse of labours and ensuring welfare for all workers, the committees new 50-page document set out standards on wages, worker’s accommodation, inspections and more.
“The committee reserves the right to penalise contractors who are non-compliant or, in extreme cases, terminate its contract with a company that is continually in breach of them,” reads a statement from the document.
Qatar currently has nearly 2 million foreign workers assigned to projects associated with the 2022 World Cup and many sponsors, often labour supply firms who provide workers to businesses for profit, confiscate the passports of guest workers for the duration of their contracts.
However, the new Worker’s Welfares Standards is expected to stop such malpractice by setting out regulations for all contractors and sub-contractors associated with Qatar World Cup Projects to follow.