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Daruna applauds Former laborer’s “Cool Campaign”

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Qatar resident Firos Thrayil knows what it feels like to toil on a construction site in the intense summer heat. The 38-year-old Indian electrical designer now heads a team of volunteers who hand out fruit, water and juice to thousands of construction workers across Qatar. But he spent his first two years in the region on a building site in Dubai. Speaking to Doha News, …

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Qatar to name and shame companies that violate summer work ban

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Companies that continuously flout the midday summer work ban will be named and shamed, Qatar’s labor ministry has warned. The news comes after the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs shut 60 construction sites for three days last month for breaking the law. From June 15 to Aug. 31 each year, any company that employs outdoor employees in Qatar must stop …