Stories Tagged 'Qatar'
Qatar and Malaysia are the two foremost destinations for migrant workers from my village, Myanglung in Tehrathum. The tropical, peninsular country of Malaysia and the desert nation of Qatar have starkly different environments and are not of commensurable sizes.
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Migrant workers live in a system of exclusion without any protection of human rights
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Despite recent announcements by Qatar of major reforms to improve working conditions for millions of foreign workers on its soil, a large number of Nepali workers have not been paid for months on end.
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Qatar, a prime destination for Nepali migrant workers, has set a temporary minimum wage for migrant workers worth around 750 riyals (around Rs21,000) a month. The minimum wage is 150 riyals less than the minimum wage proposed by the Nepal government.
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The latest initiative by the Qatar government for the protection of its foreign labour force is expected to benefit Nepali migrant workers as well. Qatar recently endorsed a bill, which envisages protecting rights of more than two million of its foreign workers.
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One of the demands made by the Saudi-led coalition after it imposed a sudden blockade against its tiny neighbour Qatar last June was that Al Jazeera television be shut down.
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