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labour body drops case against World Cup host Qatar after reform promise
GENEVA/DOHA (Reuters) The International Organization for Labour (ILO) uk canada goose outlet on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed Canada Goose Jackets the wealthy Gulf Canada Goose online state canada goose store preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.
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The move by the United Nations agency came after Qatar committed to far reaching reforms, including allowing workers freedom to leave the country and sale canada goose outlets change jobs without their employer permission and establishing a minimum wage without discrimination and Canada Goose Outlet a fund to guarantee late wages.
Human rights groups, long critical of Qatar treatment cheap canada goose uk of its mostly Asian foreign workers, welcomed salecanadagooseoutlets the agreement but said Doha must now follow up its pledges with firm action.
2 million workers in all kinds Canada Goose sale of sectors will now enjoy better protection, including a dispute settlement system, also accessible for the extremely vulnerable domestic workers, Luc Cortebeeck, chair of the ILO governing body, told reporters.
The ILO decision spares Qatar a commission of inquiry that would have badly tarnished canada goose clearance the image of the gas rich kingdom, which hopes to use the tournament to showcase its progress and development.
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Qatar is also Canada Goose Online seeking canada goose clearance sale to counter criticism from its Arab rivals, who have branded it a global financier of canada goose uk shop militant groups, a charge Doha denies.
ALL RIGHTS Qatar labour minister Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi told the ILO forum on Wednesday the government was working to canadian goose jacket achieve decent buy canada goose jacket cheap work conditions for domestic and migrant workers canada goose black friday sale and had established committees on labour disputes.
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will remain mindful (about) guaranteeing all rights of workers, he said, adding Doha was committed to a three canada goose uk black friday year programme buy canada goose jacket of technical cooperation with the ILO.
The ILO said in a statement the technical cooperation would the implementation of numerous measures adopted by the Government of Qatar. to address passport confiscation, contract canada goose uk outlet substitution, as well as restrictions on the ability of migrant workers to change employers and exit the country
The complaint against Qatar out of a deep concern about exploitation exposing almost canada goose coats 2 million workers to forced labour, Catelene Passchier, spokeswoman for the workers group at the ILO governing board, said.
we welcome and support this agreement between the ILO and Qatar, we emphasise that nice words and good intentions are not sufficient. Implementation of these intentions in law and practise is critical, she told the talks.
Amnesty International echoed the call for swift action.
Qatar wants to show it is serious about its promises of reform, it should canada goose urgently confirm cheap Canada Goose the unambiguous cancellation of the exit permit so that all migrant workers will be able to return home without needing their employers permission, said Fabien Goa, Gulf Migrants Specialist at Amnesty International.
But Qatar also drew praise for its reform plans.
has set a Canada Goose Coats On Sale new standard for the Gulf States (that) must be followed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, where millions of migrant workers are trapped in modern slavery, said Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and once one of the country sharpest critics.