Labour laws and procedures in Qatar reviewed at ILO meeting
November 06 2019 11:49 PM


Qatari employers reviewed the procedures and laws issued by Qatar as part of improving working conditions of expatriate labourers in the country, during their participation in the meetings of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Board of Directors in Geneva, Switzerland.

Employer Representative, Former Board Member of Qatar Chamber, Nasser al-Meer, said that the UN meetings, which witnessed the discussion of the report on Qatar and the procedures and laws issued by the country, saw a number of ILO board members from governments and employers praising procedures, laws and legislation issued by Qatar in this regard.

Participants also praised the co-operation between the government of Qatar and the ILO, saying it is a model for the region to follow.

Al-Meer pointed out in a press statement on Wednesday that the employer representatives of the participating countries appreciated the role of Qatar Chamber in co-operating with the Qatari government regarding the new laws and legislation aimed at developing the labour market in the country.

He pointed out that the Qatari employers, on the sidelines of the meeting, agreed with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the Office of the International Labour Organisation in Qatar, to hold awareness seminars on laws and legislation relating to labour and workers, in co-operation with Qatar Chamber.

The agenda of the ILO meetings discussed the agenda of the International Labour Conference for 2020 and the adoption of the draft ILO work programme and the results framework for the years 2020 and 2021, in addition to discussing employment and social protection programmes, social dialogue between the three working parties, as well as the ILO's development co-operation in support of the sustainable development goals.


Labour minister participates in ILO governing body meetings in Geneva

Qatar took part in the meetings of the 337th session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva with a delegation from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs headed by HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Yousef bin Mohamed al-Othman Fakhro.

The ILO Governing Body reviewed the legislation and procedures carried out by Qatar in the labour market.

Representatives of the governments of the participating countries, including the European Union, the USA, Switzerland, Canada and representatives of the trade unions, praised the achievements made by Qatar, stressing that the country is a model for the region in light of the significant development in labour laws.

HE al-Othman Fakhro thanked the speakers and highlighted the legislation and the developments achieved by Qatar in accordance with the strategic objectives of its National Vision 2030.

The minister underlined the keenness of Qatar on creating a safe, investment-stimulating and balanced working environment for the benefit of the Qatari labour market, stressing that the country will continue co-operation and partnerships with friendly countries and international trade unions.

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