5,196 workers change jobs following implementation of new labour law

5,196 workers change jobs following implementation of new labour law

By QLNews

The new labour law, which came into effect last December, has started showing results.

The law, which aims to make it easier for people to change jobs without repercussions, came to the aid of 5,196 workers last year, according to Gulf Times.

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), which released the statistics yesterday, said these workers had completed their employment contract or worked five years of an open-ended contract.

This is a huge increase from the 2,288 job transfer cases that came up in the entire year of 2016.

MADLSA said improved statistics proved that ‘Qatar is successfully implementing the provisions of the law that came into effect in December 2016.’

The ministry data also showed that 184,338 exit permits were issued for expatriates in the first two months since implementation of the new law, reported The Peninsula.

And the Exit Permit Grievances Committee — the body established to settle exit disputes — received a total of 761 complaints during the two-month period.

Taking action on the grievances, exit permits were granted within 72 hours in 485 cases, 63 are currently under consideration and in 213 cases workers received an SMS indicating the reason their application was rejected.

Qatar Tribune reported that a total of 109,804 expatriates left Qatar for annual leave during the first two months since the new law came into effect.

74,049 expatriates left Qatar for good after notifying their employers through the proper channels.

MADLSA Minister HE Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi said things were progressing in the right direction.

“Statistics from the first two months demonstrates that the law is being effectively enforced. Over 184,000 expats benefited in this period, which shows we’re delivering on our promises. We’ve repeatedly expressed our unwavering commitment to labour reform and will continue to develop new policies that generate positive, tangible outcomes for expatriates,” he said.

By MD NUR UDDIN• 5 years 1 month ago.
MD NUR UDDIN

Thank you Brother Mr kashif for your comment .

By kashif_au• 5 years 1 month ago.
kashif_au

MD Noor, its qiite Impossible you to change job without any readon like current employer has any failure to fulfill laws for you. No one help you out if current employer is ok unless you finish your contract time as per new law.

By MD NUR UDDIN• 5 years 2 months ago.
MD NUR UDDIN

anybody can answer my question about job change.If anybody can give my question answer I will grateful to you.My Question is I got one job offer letter from Qatar Airways,they told me give them NOC paper from my current company.But My current company not agreed to give me NOC.In this situation how can I join my new company?My Visa will be finish date on 16/12/2017.please help me please help me

By fifaqatar2022• 5 years 2 months ago.
fifaqatar2022

How to claim my end service benefit if my RP cancelled while i am in my vacation?

By johnnylawyer• 5 years 2 months ago.
johnnylawyer

Must protect expatriate gratuity -

I'm in same company since 2009,if we request for job changes they won't pay any pending salary and gratuity ....

Government must implement some law to protect our end of service and delay in salaries.

Salary delays making us to borrow money from outside then when salary comes nothing in our hands.

Is there any provisions????

By kashif_au• 5 years 2 months ago.
kashif_au

If emoloyer has started black mailing to their employee that f you go to labor court for salary delay complain then we will put your cheque in police which company took by saying we will guve you cash loan then you can return in installments but once they received cheque then they said no money and they said this cheque is now for company safety and for us black mailing. Due to this if we lost health, pressure from banks then who will be responsible. And if he took sign on final settlement by giving half amount that if you not sign we will put your cheque in police. Then we can do. This is real happening . Pls advise Sir. Special request with labor department.

Thanks

By muad-db• 5 years 2 months ago.
muad-db

We are all pleased with this .. joys to the lucky workers

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