Wage Protection System to ensure salary payment

Wage Protection System to ensure salary payment

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By QatarNews

The government’s plans to make sure that all workers in the country are paid their wages through bank transfers are being implemented in three phases.

The first phase will cover companies with 500 and more employees, while in the second phase companies with 100 to 500 workers will be included.

In the third and last phase, all companies with less than 100 workers will be asked to transfer salaries of their workers to their respective bank accounts.

To be called ‘Wage Protection System’ on the lines of a system that is in place in the United Arab Emirates since 2009, it will be mandatory for all companies, whether private, government or semi-government, to transfer salaries of all their workers to their bank accounts.

The workers would need to be paid salaries in the first week of every month through bank transfers. Delays would attract punitive action in the form of fine. 

Currently, a large number of companies do not transfer wages of their low-income workers to banks and rather pay them in cash. These workers have no access to bank accounts.

This makes it difficult for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to monitor salary payments by companies, so there are delays and defaults in several cases.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, it is understood, has almost completed a study to monitor online salary payments by companies once the ‘Wage Protection System’ is fully implemented.

An extensive database is being developed by the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare which will specify who is to be included in the ‘Wage Protection System’ (WPS) and who is not.

Last month, banking regulator, the Qatar Central Bank (QCB), asked all banks to provide it account details of all their customers.

Companies, on the other hand, have been asked to provide the labor ministry salary details of all their employees.

The database for the Wage Protection System is reportedly being developed based on the above information. Banks will be opening accounts for hundreds of thousands of low-income workers in the country to let the WPS work.

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By @Rabstag• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
@Rabstag

more than 150 Nepali cleaners employed by SERVICOM still waiting for their salaries, their salary is only 800 riyals and they live like sardines somewhere in the middle of nowhere in shahaniya, they have no electricity, no hot water, its 27th of April and they didn't get their wages yet, even with the implementation of this new law i'm sure that their salaries will still be late, you can google their website and see for yourself its a big company with many projects it's not as if they're running out of cash,

by the way these Nepalis are human beings

"Shame on You" servicomwll.com

By hardcore_ben• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
hardcore_ben

Planning Stage as always, but the implementation very very soooooooon. Same as reform or amendments of labor law, rumors only, no reality

By sTrangR• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
sTrangR

Companies are bringing people from Nepal with offering higher salaries and then they are cutting half of their Salary , If they denied to work , then companies are treating them and forcing them to pay 1200+300+ticket charges if they want to leave .

This sucks here . No humanity , Only pray 5 times

By ravi-invincible• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
ravi-invincible

i think this is good. Coz some workers dont receive their salaries in time. Specially construction. its a safe method.

By jaker• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
jaker

very good!

By akbishoyi• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
akbishoyi

very good

By jasimuddin• 7 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
jasimuddin

Welcome this system it’s most important for us

By azad1969• 7 years 5 months ago.
azad1969

very very goood.

By jiff0777• 7 years 5 months ago.
jiff0777

Masha Allah... great.. Allah may reward for those who brought the law...

By madikenonso• 7 years 5 months ago.
madikenonso

MAY HOPE.ANOTHER

By khun salah• 7 years 5 months ago.
khun salah

Hope this would be the end of the so called ATM (After Three Months) Salary Scheme..

By fmservices010• 7 years 5 months ago.
fmservices010

Excellent

By sTrangR• 7 years 5 months ago.
sTrangR

1200 id charges for 1 year

300 Visa charges

2 way ticket

By rishad2013• 7 years 5 months ago.
rishad2013

MashaAllah !

By AApilado• 7 years 5 months ago.
AApilado

implement first the pending amendment before broadcasting other amendments.. this will notify the public regarding poor processing.. see beyond expectation of the public :3

By info.qatar25• 7 years 5 months ago.
info.qatar25

when it will be start one of my friends are suffering without getting there salary and they people paying there salary after 2 month like that that mean January salary they ping on march . better do something and save like that poor people who suffering

By ruz• 7 years 5 months ago.
ruz

@Rabstag, Can you try raising this issue with Human rights group on their behalf?

By ramziyasl• 7 years 5 months ago.
ramziyasl

plz implement quickly...

By @Rabstag• 7 years 5 months ago.
@Rabstag

@ruz i did already submit a complaint to the national human rights committee in Qatar. hopefully something will be done in the near future

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