abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

17 Nov 2017

Author:
Kathmandu Post (Nepal)

Qatar sets temporary minimum wage at 750 riyals

See all tags

Qatar, a prime destination for Nepali migrant workers, has set a temporary minimum wage for migrant workers worth around 750 riyals...a month. The minimum wage is 150 riyals less than the minimum wage proposed by the Nepal government. AFP reported that Qatar's Labour Minister Issa al-Nuaimi said that the "temporary minimum wage...will immediately come into effect", while officials work on setting a permanent rate and the figure could increase after a review...Qatar had earlier committed to set a minimum wage policy during a meeting with the UN's International Labour Organisation...[In] 2013, [Nepal] had set 900 riyals as the minimum wage and 300 riyals for fooding for the migrant workers in view of inflation in the Gulf nation and decided to send workers to only those companies who would provide the set amount. "I am very disappointed with the decision made by Qatar," said Bhakta Rai, a migrant worker who has been working in construction for the past 10 years, "Our minimum wage should at least be 1,500 riyals as we are now getting 1,200 riyals. This decision only favours the companies and Qatar and not us"...

Timeline