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Qatar – Country will seek to penalise companies over late payment of wages

Predictions

  • Qatar will seek to penalise companies over late payment of wages following rare protest by construction workers
  • Continued limitations on workers’ freedoms, despite recent reforms, mean risk of disruptive demonstrations by workers will remain low
  • Authorities will highlight improvements to workers’ conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak, while prioritising continued construction of World Cup projects

Event

About 100 migrant construction sector workers held a demonstration over the late payment of wages on 22 May, blocking a main road in the Msheireb district of Doha, and clapping and chanting before peacefully dispersing. The labour ministry promised to investigate the workers’ complaints and ensure that outstanding salaries were paid.

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