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Qatar Pledges to End 'Kafala' Employment Laws That Tie Foreign Workers to Employers

The ILO says workers in Qatar would be able to freely change employers under draft laws described as being 'expected to come into force by January 2020'.

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Updated:October 17, 2019, 10:37 AM IST
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Qatar Pledges to End 'Kafala' Employment Laws That Tie Foreign Workers to Employers
A worker looks at Hamad Port during a ceremony marking the partial opening of the port, in Mesaieed, Qatar. (Image : Reuters)

Dubai: The energy-rich nation of Qatar is pledging to fully eliminate a labor system that ties foreign workers to their employer and requires them to have their company's permission to leave the country.

That's according to the United Nations' International Labor Organization, which said on Wednesday that Qatar planned to end the so-called "kafala" system there.

The ILO says workers would be able to freely change employers under draft laws described as being "expected to come into force by January 2020." The ILO also says Doha also is considering a minimum wage.

Qatar, whose citizens enjoy one of the world's highest per-capita incomes due to its natural gas reserves, partially ended the "kafala" system in 2018. This comes as Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arabian Peninsula nation.

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