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​NHRC leads discussion with workers and employers

Graphic: Migrant workers in Doha

Among other things, employers and workers discussed the implementation and functioning of the Wage Protection Act.

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) recently held its fourth meeting with representatives of communities and employers, led by Director of the Legal Affairs Committee Jaber al-Hawail.

According to the Gulf Times, the meeting discussed the implementation and functioning of the Wage Protection Act, as well as the challenges facing the relationships between employees and their managers.

Participants also explored ways to improve communication between managers and employees, including the possibility of creating a dedicated application for this purpose.

The NHRC has adopted this initiative, which forms part of its priorities to support the rights of migrant workers in the country, in partnership with the US Labour Solidarity Centre and the CH2M contracting company.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Bengali and Philippine communities, the Gulf Times reported.

Date: 23 January 2016

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  1. Migrant workers in Doha - Global.finland.fi, Flickr; http://bit.ly/1Fk0WaC