Union to be the Gulf country’s first such body and will be elected and independent and will cover construction workers of all nationalities, Qatar Ministry of Labour says
The rights of workers in Qatar are to be protected under a new labour union, announced today by Qatar Ministry of Labour.
According to media reports, it will be the Gulf country’s first such body. The Labour Union will be elected and independent according to the Ministry and will cover construction workers of all nationalities. The Union will have the right to “receive the complaints of workers and protect their rights”.
“Planning for the World cup is not restricted to construction and infrastructure improvements, but includes addressing workers’ rights,” said deputy minister of labour, Hussein Al Mulla.
Last week it was reported that sponsorship of foreign workers is to be scrapped as the recruitment of one million workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup begins.
“There is an intention to cancel the sponsor system and replace it with a contract between the worker and the employer,” Al Mulla is quoted as saying.