Qatar Chamber chairman: labour market reforms will help diversify economy
August 31 2020 12:38 AM
Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani
Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani


Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani said that setting the minimum wage and facilitating changing employers are important additions to the labour market reforms that Qatar initiated many years ago through its enhancing of labour laws and the protection of expatriate workers.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), the Qatar Chamber chairman affirmed that these decisions will greatly contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the Qatari economy regionally and globally, as well as enhancing competition and productivity in the local labour market, thus providing the opportunity for private sector companies to contract with skilled and trained workers, which will contribute to diversifying the economy.

HE Sheikh Khalifa indicated that the implementation of a minimum wage in Qatar for labourers and domestic workers is a unique decision that will achieve a balance between the interests of workers and employers at the same time, and contribute to strengthening the stability of the local labour market.

He noted that facilitating the transition between different employers will provide an opportunity to rotate expatriate workers in the local market to meet the needs of companies for employment, which have acquired new experiences and skills.

He explained that the reforms of the Qatari labour market are in line with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030, especially concerning attracting the required expatriate workers and taking care of their rights and enhancing opportunities for economic growth, noting that facilitating the transfer between different work agencies also contributes to reducing recruitment costs for private sector companies, and supports its plans to diversify its activities and expand into various economic sectors.

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