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Qatar banned around 12,000 companies for flouting laws; committed to overhaul labour system: Official

Qatar is working on overhauling its labour system so that all employees in the country are protected by the best possible employment laws and regulations, stressing that the State of Qatar was not ambivalent to the plight of its migrant workers, Qatar's Media Attaché for the UK Sheikh Thamer bin Hamad Al-Thani said.

In a statement made to The Guardian, he referred to an article  distributed in the paper on October 29 by Pete Pattisson and said that it neglected to recognize the advancement Qatar has made in transforming its work framework and endeavored to depict the nation as conflicted to the situation of our transient workforce. He focused on that such cases were basically false. 


Qatar's Media Attaché at that point exhibited some number's to reflect the work being made to address work issues, noticing that Qatar completed more than 19,000 work investigations, banned about 12,000 organizations due to not tending to the laws, and added very nearly 230,000 electronic contracts to avert against contract substitution, all in the  first half of 2018. 

In addition to that, he included,  Qatar was coordinating with the International Labor Organization and nations of origin to eliminate employment fees at source. The announcement additionally said that these endeavors will turn out to be more prominent once the nation opens 20 visa-handling focuses in eight nations over the coming months. 

Sheik Thamer featured that October also saw the removal of exit permits for the majority of overseas workers, which was hailed as another major step in the reform procedure. 

The Media Attaché kept up anyway that the State should be careful in implementing the new laws. 

"Where violations of the law occur, workers are encouraged to report these and have multiple mechanisms to do so. This is why we viewed the claims made in the article with such concern and Qatars Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs has announced an investigation into these claims," he said.

There was a report The Guardian accusing the sub-contractors of a leading hotel in Qatar of making security guards and gardeners work extra hours and are paid less than minimum wages. The hotel said in the report that they are probing the matter.The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MoADLSA) had said in a statement earlier that it was aware of recent media reports that suggested the law on working hours may have been broken by a hospitality provider in Doha.

Ministry said in the statement, “Working hours in Qatar are strictly regulated and recruitment fees are illegal. Where violations of the law occur, workers are encouraged to report these and have multiple mechanisms to do so. This is also backed up by the ministry's labor inspection teams who regularly investigate employers who are suspected to be in breach of the law.” 

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