Foreign workers

Qatar approves new bill to protect foreign workforce

The government of Qatar has approved a draft bill to set up a support fund for its two million-strong foreign workforce. Issa al-Nuaimi, Qatari labour minister, said that the fund would ensure overdue wages were paid to workers. The fund, called “Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund”, would operate independently under[…]

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COSATU: Indian workers on docks sent home

Indian foreigners, who were employed by Transnet as artisans to build tanks in the Cape Town Harbour, are set to return home. The move follows calls by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) asking Government to be proactive in securing jobs for South Africans who continue to struggle[…]

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