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30 May 2019

SC releases fourth Annual Workers’ Welfare Progress Report

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One of the landmark achievements for SC was the successful reimbursement of recruitment fees... 123 contractors and sub-contractors agreed to pay back recruitment and relocation costs to their workers... Workers have also benefitted from a systematic grievance redress mechanism... The SC’s flagship grievance platform, the Workers’ Welfare Forum (WWF), was lauded at the Labour Law Reforms conference held last October in Doha... The report also highlighted the paramount focus SC lays on workers’ health and safety at work sites... [and] identified the various challenges faced during the year. These include non-compliance with welfare standards by smaller firms, as well as, lack of specialised professionals in occupational health, among others.

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