India, Qatar to sign new labour protocol to improve workers condition

November 17th, 2007 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin  

Doha, Nov 17 (ANI): India and Qatar will sign a new labour protocol next week that will finally improve the employment and working conditions for Indians working there, an Indian official has said.
Indian labourers are biggest expatriate community in Qatar.
Eduardo Faleiro, Goas Commissioner for Non-Resident Indian Affairs, has said that Qatar’s Labour Minister would visit India on November 21 to sign the protocol which is set to improve employment and working conditions for the 200,000 Indians living in Qatar.
The protocol stipulates new rules for the recruitment of Indian domestic workers and stipulates the formation of two committees in India and Qatar, which will meet and discuss labour issues.
“The additional protocol to the existing labour agreement to protect the interests of Indian workers, both skilled and unskilled, is likely to be signed during the Qatar minister’s visit,” the Gulf news quoted a local Goa daily, as saying. (ANI)

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