Qatar 2022: Contractors who violate Worker’s welfare standards to be severely penalized

February 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Qatar Chronicle - Qatar 2022 Workers Welfare

 

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.

 

 

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3 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Efren February 15, 2014 at 7:17 AM - Reply

    Sir my question is how much percent given by d government to the workers here in qatar these year and sir are the company have the right not to issue a payslip were in atm is using

  2. Naseri William February 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM - Reply

    I have appreciated the Qatari government efforts towards this issue but to make it effective,there must be watch dogs that is a committee to see that this laws are being respected by the contractors.
    Most contractors dont care about the wellbeing of their workers especially the Indian and Egyptian Contractors.
    Secondly some people go without salary and beside the basic salary as per Qatar law is not being respected,for instance if a worker is to earn Qr2000,the contractors will give him Qr800.
    The aspect of Passport confiscation is an issue,there must be serious emphasis on this issue.
    I beg the Qatari high commisioners to see that these laws are respected by contractors so that together we shall build Qatar to her goals and make it a place to be.
    Long live the Emir
    Long live Qatar.

  3. Deepak February 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Pls give me the adrees or contact no where we can complained regading wages, worker’s accommodation inspections.

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