Companies in Qatar Holding Wages


Companies in Qatar Holding Wages

Two companies in Qatar holding the wages of many migrant workers. But still, Qatari authorities failed to give a review to the hundreds of migrant workers. And those workers are waiting for months of unpaid wages at two companies in the country. Even though they are repeatedly being reported to the authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

The Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund, which the public authority set up in 2018 explicitly to guarantee that laborers are paid their wages on time. When organizations neglect to pay, not been used to profit these migrant laborers in the two organizations.

Human Rights Watch: View Regarding The Issue

“It is disheartening that hundreds of workers are struggling to obtain their unpaid wages. Even though the Qatari government (QG) has been made aware of these abuses over and over again,” said Maham Javaid, Middle East fellow at Human Rights Watch. “The Qatari government’s failure to ensure that workers are paid underlines the disappointing gap between Qatar’s promises of reform and reality.”

On September 28, 2020, HRW informed the government earlier this year about the two companies in the country were systematically underpaying employees. This wage abuse continues even though workers started submitting complaints to various government authorities starting in June. The workers have yet to hear back from the government.

Government’s Response to HRW’s Claim

In response to allegations from Human Rights Watch, the Government Communications Office said that. “All the companies are placed on the Labor Ministry’s list of banned companies. And other legal proceedings against them are launched. Also, the strict penalties are imposed on those companies.”
However, the laborers, a significant number of whom report living and working in desperate conditions, have still not got the wages they are owed.

But still, the migrant workers are deprived of their wages for many months. However, authorities are not serious about this matter despite constant pressure from different agencies like Human Rights Watch, Workers Support and Insurance Fund, and many more.

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