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4 May 2021

Author:
Menatalla Ibrahim, Doha News

Security company faces penalty for breaking Qatar labour law

Qatari authorities launched an investigation into a possible breach in labour law after a peaceful protest by a group of security guards last week as well as several worker complaints.

The workers, all employees of European Security [EGSSCO], one of the largest security companies in Qatar, accused their employer of refusing to adjust their pay as per updated labour laws in the Gulf state. The protest was designed to demand an increase in their salary to meet the minimum wage set by the reformed labour law, sources told Doha News.

..... However, authorities found that the new contract had included terms that violate the labour law’s non-compete clause.

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