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24 Oct 2017

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Qatar News Agency (QNA)

Qatar signs 36 agreements, 5 MoUs to provide legal protection to expat workers

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HE Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali announced that the Ministry signed 36 bilateral agreements and 5 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the countries sending labor, in order to provide basic legal protection for expatriate workers before bringing them to the State of Qatar...[T]he Minister underlined that the State was in the process of taking further important measures in support of the rights of expat workers, including the establishment of an employment support fund, which would allow for the payment of overdue wages to workers in cases where their employers are delayed in paying for any reason...preparations were under way to implement a minimum wage for workers in the country, taking into account the adequacy of the wage level to meet the necessary needs of the worker and to live at an appropriate humanitarian level, he added.

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