The UN labor physique mentioned on Sunday that Qatar’s new labor legal guidelines have successfully eroded the nation’s’ Kafala employment system. This regulation has been criticized for a very long time. The International Labor Organization (ILO) mentioned that migrant staff can now change jobs earlier than their contracts expire with out acquiring permission from their present employers. There are an estimated 2 million migrant laborers in Qatar. Most of the laborers working in Qatar are from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Qatar has a complete inhabitants of two.8 million. That is, Qatar has greater than 27 lakh overseas staff.
The ILO mentioned that Qatar has fastened an quantity of 1,000 Qatari riyals (Rs 20,110) as minimal wage for the staff. It will take about six months for these legal guidelines to take impact. The ILO acknowledged that below the Minimum Wages Act, employers can even should pay an allowance in the occasion of non-availability of lodging and meals. Qatar is scheduled to host the Football World Cup in 2022 and earlier than that it’s thought of a serious labor reform.