Qatar: Lib Team Gets Grudging Union Measure

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-establish-first-labour-union-459127.html

A small LI fan call team working with coalition groups hails a first step towards recognizing union rights. They’ve also been working in the rights and democracy movement thoughout the Saudi peninsula.

Qatar is set to establish the country’s first labour union to improve workers’ rights ahead of the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to local reports.

“Planning for the World cup is not restricted to construction and infrastructure improvements but includes addressing workers’ rights,” Hussein al-Mulla, deputy minister of labour, was quoted as saying by the al-Ara newspaper.

“Qatar is planning to form an elected and independent workers’ union to protect workers’ rights regardless of their nationality,” he added.

The move comes as global trade union authorities called on the Gulf state to implement reforms to its labour laws.

 

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