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Qatar is protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus epidemic

Author: Thamer Hamad Al Thani, Published on: 19 May 2020

[The Guardian article] describes isolated incidents which, though important for our government to address, do not accurately represent the experience of the vast majority of workers in Qatar...

employers are required to provide salaries, food and housing to all workers, including those unable to work because of coronavirus. Changes in salary or to unpaid leave require both worker and employer consent. If a worker’s contract ends, the employer must continue to provide food and housing, at no cost to the employee, until they can be repatriated at the employer’s expense.

The government strictly enforces these laws...

To date, 88% of complaints have been resolved, while the remaining 12% are under review.

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