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23 Nov 2017

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Qatar News Agency, The Peninsula (Qatar)

Joint labour panel at firms employing 30 or more workers

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...[I]n [a] decision [set out by] the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs...each establishment employing 30 or more workers...[shall form a] “joint committee”...comprising representatives of the employer and workers, and it should be noted that half of the members of the committee represent the employer, and the other half of them represent the workers...[A]ll facility workers will elect their representatives to the Joint Committee, while the employer chooses...representatives...from among...employees who are legally acting on behalf of [the company]...The term of membership of the Joint Labor Committee will be for two years...The Joint Committee shall study and discuss all issues related to the work in the establishment, including the organization of work, ways to increase production and development, improve productivity, workers’ training programs, risk prevention tools, improve the level of adherence to occupational safety and health rules, and develop the general culture for workers...[The decision also includes] provisions related to the terms of membership...and...electoral process...

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