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17 Aug 2019

Author:
Qatar Government Communications Office

Statement by the Government Communications Office regarding the results of the investigation into the peaceful strike by workers in the Al Shahaniya area

On 4 August 2019, guest workers in the Al Shahaniya area conducted a peaceful strike in response to the non-payment of salaries... in May, June and July 2019. An investigation was immediately launched and the authorised signatories of the two companies in question were arrested... the investigation confirmed that salaries had been delayed following a period of negative cash flow... 

outstanding salaries of all workers were paid in full through the Wage Protection System (WPS). Workers also have the right to change their employer due to the violation of Qatar's labour laws. The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) is coordinating with all workers.

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