Qatar launches campaign to educate laborers on new laws
The two-month campaign began on Monday, ahead of the laws taking affect in December
Qatar has launched a campaign to educate its large population of foreign workers about its new labor laws.
The two-month campaign began on Monday, ahead of the laws taking affect in December.
The laws change Qatar’s “kafala” employee sponsorship system, which critics say leaves workers open to exploitation and abuse.
The new rules are designed to make it easier for employees to change jobs or leave. Workers however, still won’t be able to immediately change jobs or depart whenever they want.
The tiny, gas-rich country of Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will rely on its large workforce of Asian laborers to build soccer stadiums and amenities for the tournament.
Human rights organizations already have alleged some migrant workers face cases amounting to forced labor.
Qatar Airways orders 100 Boeing planes for up to $18.6 bnQatar Airways has agreed to purchase as many as 100 Boeing airplanes for up to $18.6 billion Aviation & Transport
Qatar budget back to 'near balance' by 2018The government's revenue is expected to recover in 2017 with rising oil prices, says QNB Economy
Qatar’s second bond sale this year signals easing liquidityDecision suggests liquidity is easing in a banking system pressured by low gas prices Economy
Visa on arrival soon for visitors from India, China and Russia to QatarBy early-to-mid next year, visitors who need to buy their visas in advance of arrival will be able to apply online for their visa Aviation & Transport