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Qatar Approves Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund

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The Cabinet has ratified a bill for the establishment of a fund for workers’ support and insurance. A regular meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani approved a draft law on the establishment of a fund for workers’ support and insurance.

The provisions of the draft law stipulated that a fund called “the workers’ support and insurance fund” is to be created and will be a legal entity with independent mandate, and shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet.

The fund aims to provide sustainable financial resources for the support and insurance of workers and pay the workers’ dues ordered by dispute resolution committees before collecting the expenses from the employer. It also aims to support activities of the workers.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud said the Cabinet reviewed topics including approval of amendment of Article 7 of Law No. 21 of 2015 on the regulation of the entry and departure of expats.

The amendment has come as Law No. 1 of 2017, regarding the specifying of the mechanism of the exit of workers who fall under the jurisdiction of the labor law issued as Law No. 14 of 2004 and the laws that amended it.

 

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