Qatar Chamber has recently held an introductory seminar to raise awareness among private sector companies about the importance of joint labour committees.
The seminar, organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA ), was attended by many representatives of contracting companies. The event examined mechanisms of selecting percentage of workers’ representatives in joint labour committees.
It also highlighted role of joint labour committees in creating a stimulating labour environment and raising the level of work, thereby increasing production of companies.
During his opening remarks, Assistant Director General for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Ali Bu Sherbak al-Mansouri said the chamber attaches great importance to providing a suitable climate for employment and improving the relationship between employers and workers.
He affirmed that this will have a positive impact on the productivity of companies and help in stabilising the country’s labour market in. He noted that the mandate of the chambers sectorial committees is to consider obstacles pertaining to the private sector, such as labor-related issues, assuring that the chamber is keen to enhance cooperation with all concerned entities to tackle these issues.
For his part, MADLSA Awareness Guidance and Labour Head Ali al-Khalaf delivered a presentation about the procedures of forming a joint labour committee consisting of representatives of employers and workers and the holding of regular meetings to discuss all labour-related issues and address any obstacles.
Al-Khalaf also said these committees play an important role in strengthening the atmosphere of cooperation, improving labour relationships, and increasing organisational efficiency within companies, as well as addressing complaints internally, especially inside large companies that employ many workers.
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