The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) will provide full support to the private sector in view of the implementation of the recent labour amendments, stressing that the new laws will protect the rights of all parties.
“MADLSA will not accept any damages to Qatari employers and companies. It is committed to applying rules and procedures on changing jobs between companies,” Mohamed Hassan Al Obaidli, Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, said.
This came as Qatar Chamber on Sunday hosted a meeting with Al Obaidli to review businessmen’s concerns and views on the impact of the recent labour amendments concerning the private sector.
The meeting was presided over by Qatar Chamber Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani.
Al Obaidli said the ministry highly welcomes the coordination with Qatar Chamber on employers’ claims and grievances about the movement of labourers.
Qatar Chamber reviewed observations and suggestions of businessmen.
The Chamber submitted several proposals to MADLSA to be included in the procedures pertaining to the affairs of labour and labourers in a way that ensures the interests of all parties — employers, companies and workers.
The Qatar Chamber and the ministry agreed to enhance coordination through their joint committees to discuss all issues related to labour and workers.
They also agreed that joint committees shall hold regular meetings through which both sides join hands to solve all obstacles to ensure there is no harm to companies, employers or workers, in a way that safeguards the rights of all parties.
Sheikh Khalifa stressed the need for strengthening continuous coordination between Qatar Chamber and the ministry to discuss the Chamber’s proposals and the observations it received from business sectors on the labour laws and legislation.
Sheikh Khalifa praised the ministry’s constant response to the Qatar Chamber’s call to discuss all private sector issues pertaining to the ministry’s competencies.
“The Chamber will continue to discuss claims and grievances of employers with the ministry regarding amendments to labour laws. We also will continue to coordinate with the ministry to ensure the rights of all parties,” Sheikh Khalifa stressed.