Stories Tagged 'Qatar'
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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Qatar's Ambassador to Nepal Yousuf Bin Mohammad Al-hall called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at latter’s office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday.
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The number of aspiring Nepali migrants seeking work permit for Qatar continues to drop as the Gulf crisis deepens.
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