Qatar Foundation: Construction boom to keep demand high for labour

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Doha Qatar’s demand for international labour is expected to remain high as the construction sector continues to expand ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a senior official of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has said. “The total number of migrant workers living in Qatar has surpassed 1.6mn, with at least half a million estimated to be employed …


Ministry blacklists 807 firms

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DOHA: The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs blacklisted 807 companies for violation of labour laws in the first half of this year. The ministry has so far banned 3,913 companies — around five percent of the total number of companies registered in Qatar. The blacklisted companies are barred from recruiting new workers. Mohamed Al Meer, Director of the Work …


Daruna wishes all a very happy Ramadan

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May This Ramadan be as bright as ever. May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you. May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives. May this Ramadan bring in you the most brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for. May this Ramadan bring you the utmost in peace …

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Daruna joins Qatar’s call to rein in exploitative recruiters

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DOHA: Qatar and its GCC neighbours are working with labour-exporting countries to ensure manpower agencies in their territories do not charge exorbitantly from GCC-bound workers or show them fake employment contracts. “Such practices (recruitment agencies charging hefty sums from hapless workers and handing them forged job contracts) are banned in Qatar and other GCC countries,” said Minister of Labour and …


Events at FIFA “will not impact” on Qatar’s preparations

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Qatar’s World Cup football organisers said yesterday that the recent dramatic events at FIFA would “not impact” on the country’s preparations for its hosting of the 2022 tournament. In its first direct statement about football’s governing body since Tuesday’s resignation of long-time president Sepp Blatter, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said: “The recent events at FIFA will not …