ITUC-Africa welcomes Qatar’s labour industrial reforms: calls on Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to emulate same

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The African Régional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confédération (ITUC-Africa) joins the global trade union fraternity to commend and welcome the décision and commitments made by the govemment of Qatar to progressively reform her industrial relations practices. The reforms will help to éclipse, in Qatar, the kafala employment sponsorship system that has plunged thousands of migrant workers including African migrant workers into slavery and exploitative working and living conditions as well as create spaces for the enjoyment of other work place rights, including the right to voice and représentation.

Activities
2017
November 13

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