Recent labour law reforms have resulted in reduced worker complaints, says official

By QLNews

Qatar has come out with several worker-friendly reforms in recent months.

First, Qatari authorities took away the exit permit system for 95% of the workforce in the country. Then they initiated the process of completing worker registration and contract signing in their home countries itself.

All these legal reforms have started to bear fruit, with the number of worker complaints being significantly reduced in recent months, a senior official from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA).

“After abolishing the need for an exit permit, workers now enjoy more freedom of movement. They can leave Qatar whenever they want, and that has helped resolve many pending complaints,” Mohamed Abdulwahid Al Obaidly, MADLSA’s officer of labour complaints was quoted as saying by Gulf Times.

The official said that an official study would soon be undertaken to collect statistics and thus assess the actual success rate of the programme.

“The number of labour complaints is usually less during winter period due to the positive psychological effects of the fine weather. It impacts the workers’ performances," he said.

He said that many labour disputes get escalated to full-blown arguments due to the workers’ and officials’ ignorance of the rule of law in such instances. Sometimes, some employers fail to draft proper contracts which spell out the scope of work, which is an illegal practice.

“It’s only normal that work-related disputes arise in the work environment. But what matters is how these are dealt with and resolved through proper channels as designated by the laws,” said Al Obaidly.

“Cases reported to MADLSA are often resolved in a friendly way through negotiation between the worker and employer. Others pass through the Labour Dispute Resolution Committee,” he added.

He said that some workers abscond due to unjustifiable fear, which makes things much more troublesome as it is a punishable offence.

By kuyeola• 2 weeks 2 days ago.
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By mohdata• 2 weeks 2 days ago.
mohdata

creativeperson: the report says 'reduced complaints/grievances' and not 'zero complaints/issues'; i also remember an article recently about hundreds of companies being blacklisted with their licences cancelled for non payment of salaries and how inspectors are randomly visiting companies to check WPS records; things are better than before and they're going after the law breakers; you make it sound like the reality and the report are day and night :-)

#BeMoreAware :-)

By creativeperson• 2 weeks 2 days ago.
creativeperson

There are many employers who aren't paying salaries to their employees, I don't know how come know one is aware of it.

#SurprisedToSeeThePost

#StillManyOfThemStruggling

By mohdata• 2 weeks 3 days ago.
mohdata

May Allah bless the many honest and wonderful employers who care for their employees and may He guide and reform those who exploit and harass their workers; "pay the worker before his sweat dries" says Allah and those who do not follow that command have much to fear from their Lord on the day of reckoning; may He guide us all and open our doors ameen :-)

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