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New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migrant workers a ‘momentous step forward’: ILO

UN News, Qatar, 17 October 2019 - The UN agency said the reforms, which will enter into force by January, mark the end of an employee sponsorship system, common across the whole Middle East, known as kafala.

The UN agency said the reforms, which will enter into force by January, mark the end of an employee sponsorship system, common across the whole Middle East, known as kafala.

The Gulf State has also endorsed a new law establishing a non-discriminatory minimum wage: a first for the region.

“The ILO welcomes these reforms and recognizes the commitment of the State of Qatar to transforming its labour market. These steps will greatly support the rights of migrant workers, while contributing to a more efficient and productive economy,” ILO chief Guy Ryder said after the Council of Ministers unanimously endorsed the draft laws on Wednesday.

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Source: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/10/1049471

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