Legislation setting a base pay for migrant employees entered into result in Qatar on Saturday, as part of significant modifications to the Gulf nation’s labour market.
The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs revealed the application of the brand-new base pay and stated it uses to all employees and domestic employees from all citizenships, according to Qatar News Agency.
Qatar set a month-to-month base pay of 1,000 Qatari riyals (about 275 dollars, ending up being the very first nation in the area to embrace a non-discriminatory base pay.
Under the legislation, companies should guarantee that employees have good lodging and food, and likewise pay allowances of a minimum of 300 and 500 riyals to cover expenses of food and real estate respectively, if they do not supply employees with these straight.
More than 400,000 employees or 20 percent of the economic sector will benefit straight from the brand-new law. “This wage increase will also improve the lives of a large number of family members in the workers’ countries of origin who rely on the remittances sent every month,” stated Max Tu ñón from the ILO Project Office in Qatar.
Last year, the Gulf nation embraced legislation, which likewise took apart the “kafala” – or sponsorship – work system, enabling migrant employees to alter tasks without authorization from their existing company.
More than 400,000 employees or 20 percent of the economic sector will benefit straight from the brand-new law, the International Labour Organization (ILO stated in a declaration.
“This wage increase will also improve the lives of a large number of family members in the workers’ countries of origin who rely on the remittances sent every month,” stated Max Tunon from the ILO Project Office in Qatar.
The brand-new labour reforms come as Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Last month, British paper The Guardian reported that more than 6,500 migrant employees from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have actually passed away in Qatar because the nation won the right to host the competition in 2010.
Human rights group Amnesty International gotten in touch with the Qatari federal government to examine the deaths.
Qatar’s federal government stated at the time that the variety of deaths– which it did not disagreement– was in proportion to the size of the migrant labor force.