2 ILO rulings: Qatar must reform laws to stop forced labour and allow workers to form unions

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Complaint against the Government of Qatar presented by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) / The Government's Reply / The Conclusions and Recommendations of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association [see pages 225 onwards]

Author: ILO Committee on Freedom of Association

The Committee urges the Government to take the necessary measures without delay in order to amend the Labour Law (in particular through the revision of sections 3, 116, 119, 120, 123 and 130 and adoption of further enabling provisions) in accordance with the principles enunciated in its conclusions so as to give effect to the fundamental principles of freedom of association and collective bargaining...

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Report of the committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by Qatar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), made under article 24 of the ILO Constitution by the International Trade Union Confederation and the...

Author: ILO

In a communication dated 16 January 2013, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), made a representation under article 24 of the Constitution of the International Labour Organization, alleging non-observance by Qatar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), ratified in 1998 and currently in force in Qatar...

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31 March 2014

New ruling from UN on forced labour is a warning to companies doing business with Qatar

Author: ITUC

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has sharply criticised Qatar over its use of forced labour, and called for major labour law reforms including urgent changes to the “kafala” employment system, domestic workers’ rights and compliance with international laws that allow migrant workers to join trade unions and bargain collectively for decent wages and protection at work...

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