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12 Mar 2020

The Peninsula Qatar

Initiatives by Supreme Committee contribute greatly to develop best practices for workers welfare on global scale: Al Thawadi

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The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s implementation of the new quarterly audit regime has resulted in a number of notable improvements, including workers residing in better accommodation, positive changes in the recruitment practices of contractors and other contracted parties (OCPs), better employment conditions, and the timely payment of salaries...

The Workers Welfare program continues to experience a number of challenges, including resistance amongst some contractors and OCPs in complying with the remuneration and worker empowerment requirements...; delays in receiving information from contractors about the mobilization of OCPs on sites; and instances of resistance from OCPs to facilitating audits and inspections and being inadequately prepared for them.