Minister of Labour meets Qatar Chamber’s chairman and board members

August 29, 2022

Al-Marri: MoL adopts consultative approach with labour parties to improve work environment

Khalifa bin Jassim: Running coordination efforts with MoL on insurance for domestic  labour offices

A motion to approve insurance policy for domestic workers voluntarily

HE Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Minister of  Labour, met HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, the Chairman of Qatar Chamber (QC) and members of QC’s Board of Directors, at the QC headquarters.

The meeting comes in alignment with the policy of MoL to consult the representatives of employers and inform them of the latest legislative developments, laws and regulations related to the local work environment.

They reviewed aspects of cooperation with the private sector and ways to support and develop them, and discussed the challenges facing this sector, especially issues related to work and workers.

The meeting discussed the joint initiative between MoL and QC regarding a motion to voluntarily approve an insurance policy for domestic workers for Qataris, in joint coordination between insurance companies and recruitment offices. The motion, which will be approved, comes after a thorough intensive study of market data to contribute to achieving the interests of all parties, especially the employer.

According to the motion, the insurance policy covers a number of cases, including the worker’s unwillingness to work and the worker’s escape, work injury, or in the event of death, and the value of the travel ticket that will be claimed in the cases covered by the policy, and the insurance policy compensates the employer according to the extent of the damage.

HE Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Minister of Labour, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, QC’s Chairman, were briefed on the services provided by the MoL  office at the Chamber’s headquarters to business owners and company managers in order to facilitate procedures and expedite the completion of transactions.

MoL highlighted the importance of joint meetings with the private sector to overcome obstacles and challenges in a way that contributes to the improvement of the work environment, stressing that the ministry adopts a consultative approach with the parties to the labour sector to strike a balance in the labour market.

HE Dr. Al Marri highlighted the keenness of the Ministry of Labour  to continue coordination and cooperation with the Qatar Chamber with regard to labour  issues, and to solve any obstacles that the private sector may face related to the services of the Ministry of Labour .

HE noted that MoL has worked during the past period to develop e-services within its vision to enhance the digital transformation of all services it provides to the public, leading to paperless services, which facilitates the delivery of services electronically quickly and accurately.

For his part, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the Chairman of Qatar Chamber, expressed his appreciation to the Minister of Labour’s efforts for opening the office of MoL at the Chamber’s headquarters, pointing out that this office will be of great importance in terms of receiving and considering requests from business owners and review them in record time.

HE QC’s Chairman pointed to the importance of insurance for recruitment offices of domestic workers, pointing to the existence of coordination between the two sides, noting as well the continuous cooperation between through the joint committee, which holds its meetings periodically and discusses all issues facing the private sector and associated with MoL’s works.

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