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10 May 2021

Hala Abdallah, Doha News

Qatar steps in to ‘rectify’ grievances after security guards launch protests over overtime payments

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Hundreds of security guards working for Qatar Security Services (QSS) launched protests at various locations on Wednesday, prompting authorities to investigate the employer for allegedly violating Qatar’s new labour laws.

According to sources who spoke to Doha News, the protests sprouted up across different locations including Al Khor, Abu Nakhla, and Umm Slal. 

...... According to sources, the company made its workers sign a contract that states they are receiving the basic salary, however a worker said “our company did not give us half of it.

“The manager is threatening us to send us back home [their country] if we talk too much or complain to any authority,” one of the employees revealed.

A source revealed that workers tried to voice their concerns to the company’s headquarters multiple times, however the latter threatened them with a termination of contracts and deportation.