In a major move, Qatar set to introduce minimum wages for workers for the first time

In a major move, Qatar set to introduce minimum wages for workers for the first time

QLReporter
By QLReporter

Yesterday, Qatar made its intentions clear about the protection of workers rights in the country by announcing a minimum wage system for the first time.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts has also signed bilateral accords with 36 countries, from which it draws most of its two-million-strong foreign workforce, to provide legal protection for workers, reported The Peninsula.

The minimum wage initiative and the agreements were announced by HE Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), during a meeting with foreign diplomats.

A minimum wage would aim to ‘meet the necessary needs of the worker to live at an appropriate humanitarian level,’ said the minister.

In February 2015, Qatar had introduced the Wage Protection System, designed to ensure workers receive their salaries electronically.

Meanwhile, Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) welcomed the announcement by MADLSA and commended it for the importance it attaches to protection of the rights and duties of workers and employers, reported Gulf Times.

The committee praised the approval by the Council of Ministers on October 25 of a draft law amending the provisions of Article 7 of Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence amended by Law No 1 of 2017.

The law stipulates that the workers shall be discharged directly without the need to present a notice of leave except for a class of workers whose nature of work requires the prior notification of the employer.

By Ashick1991• 29 Oct 2017 20:28
Ashick1991

Yeah true. As mentioned in the article that 2015 qatar introduced WPS system. Even now most companies playing with labors salary. As well as some companies hold more than 3-6 months of salaries and once we want to join to another company they asking to sing papers as received everything in order to provide the NOC letter. Till now there is no action in such matters. Same thing happens to most of us including me. Even labors department also no have rights to release us NOC in such cases. These laws when they gonna change ????? Most laws are effecting labors only. nothing for companies......................

By zuma222• 27 Oct 2017 08:11
zuma222

I realized that 90% of Qatar laws are only effective to Government sectors not private sectors.

The more government introduce a new law the more private employers have more power over their employee.

By zuma222• 27 Oct 2017 08:09
zuma222

I realized that 90% of Qatar laws are only effective to Government sectors not private sectors.

The more government introduce a new law the more private employers have more over their employee.

By kashif_au• 26 Oct 2017 22:18
kashif_au

yes every 5th person is affected for delaying salaries and still employer is strong like before.

By genuine225 closed 1701351088• 26 Oct 2017 12:23
genuine225 closed 1701351088

beautiful idea but authority must enforce these laws implemented because some employers don't comply.

By sakky.sajath3• 26 Oct 2017 08:13
sakky.sajath3

Dear,

first let them make the Fixed salary date to pay the employee. most of the company salaries are delay 2 or 3 months. take action against for this first

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