Doha: The representative of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) to the Permanent Delegation of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) of the International Labor Organization, Mahmoud Abdullah Al Siddiqi, participated in a workshop focusing on “the inspection and fair recruitment”, since Qatar is a member state.
In his speech, Al Siddiqi noted that the State of Qatar has a series of laws and laws that support and promote fair recruitment in the country, noting that the legislation prohibits charging workers any fees, expenses or costs recruitment, in accordance with international labor standards. such as the General Principles of the International Labor Organization and the Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment.
He highlighted the strict measures taken by the MoL against recruitment agencies that do not comply with labor market legislation, in particular agencies that charge fees to expatriate workers, provide false documents or information, or violate the terms. of the contract with the employer.
Al Siddiqi said that the MoL has assigned inspection teams to ensure that recruitment agencies follow the regulations and instructions issued, as violations of the law result in the cancellation of licenses of offending agencies, explaining that the ministry worked to strengthen the licensing and monitoring system. in cooperation with the ILO project office in Doha.
He explained that the ministry will work to assess recruitment procedures and mechanisms used to license, monitor and enforce private recruitment agencies in accordance with international labor standards, noting that all labor inspectors and employees of the Department of labor relations attended a training course on forced labour. and human trafficking.
The ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative Advisory Committee guides RRI’s activities, identifies priority issues in line with the ILO’s 2020-2025 strategy, monitors the implementation of the initiative, discusses progress towards specific objectives, provides a guiding strategy and suggests alternative measures to overcome challenges.
The committee will also provide the necessary guidance for the creation of a “knowledge centre” within the ILO, propose ideas and projects to promote discussion on key issues and organize periodic meetings if necessary.