Qatar walks the talk, sets up shelter and fund for workers in distress
Qatar has set up a shelter and welfare centre to provide assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking and to rehabilitate and integrate them into society, said the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs HE Dr Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi.
The facility will also provide shelter for temporary workers until their exit from the state is ensured, he was quoted as saying by Gulf Times.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the Filipino community's celebration of the 120th Philippine National Day and the Filipino Migrants Day, which was held in Doha in the presence of a number of officials from The Philippines and Qatar.
The Minister also said the Ministry was in the process of establishing a workers’ support fund, which will settle a worker’s financial dues on the decision of the Labor Dispute Settlement Committee, incase their employers go bankrupt, reported The Peninsula.
He said Qatar has taken several measures and introduced laws to protect the rights of workers and to create a healthy and safe working environment.
Qatar has launched a package of policies and legislative amendments to achieve decent work environment for expatriate workers and to establish and promote balanced and productive working relations between the two parties, he said, according to Qatar Tribune.
Al Nuaimi said Qatar has introduced a number of laws in favour of workers in the country. He said Qatar had also introduced domestic workers act.