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Qatar predicts '100% compliance' with key labour reform

Qatari labour officials said 385 violations had been issued against companies still not paying workers on time in the past 12 months, though it was unclear whether any bosses had been imprisonedQatar said it expects “100 per cent compliance” from businesses by the end of 2016 with a labour reform designed to ensure the country’s vast migrant workforce receive their salaries on time. Government figures released in Doha on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Wage Protection System (WPS) show that 1.8 million — around 85 per cent — of Qatar’s 2.1 million workforce are now paid electronically. “Our aim is to have 100 per cent compliance by the end of the year,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Meer, the director of Qatar’s labour inspection department.

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