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2 May 2021

Author:
Benjamin Best, Sportschau

Qatar: Security company disregards labor law

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..... Guest workers from the security company " European Guarding & Security Services Co. " (EGSS) are affected. With over 4,000 employees, it is one of the largest security companies in Qatar. Last Monday (April 26th, 2021) employees of the company went on strike in protest. The company had submitted new employment contracts to them, which the strikers believe will undermine the reform process announced by the Qatari government last autumn. The editors have a sample contract.  

...... As pioneering reforms, Qatar announced last September that guest workers could change jobs before their contract expired without having to obtain a corresponding No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer, as well as an increase in the minimum wage to Qatari 1,000 Riyal, the equivalent of just under 230 euros. This heralded the end of the controversial kafala system.

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