Promoting workers’ voice & access to justice in Qatar

The ILO is working with Qatar on promoting workers’ voice, strengthening national dispute settlement mechanisms, as well as on promoting social dialogue at both the enterprise level and at the national level.
  1. Watch

    Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

  2. Social dialogue

    Worker-management Joint Committees in Qatar celebrate International Workers’ Day

    01 May 2022

    Workers’ and management representatives in Qatar celebrated Labour Day by sharing the positive experience and impact of Joint Committees in their enterprise, and their commitment to social dialogue and workplace cooperation.

  3. Op-Ed

    Why workers must be central to safety and health efforts in Qatar

    27 April 2022

    As we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, Afroz Dawar, OSH professional and workers representative, reflects on the importance of social dialogue for the promotion of safety at work in Qatar.

  4. Watch

    Qatar’s labour reforms: what has been achieved?

    02 January 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for workers and employers. Key legislation and systems have been introduced to protect workers, and efforts are ongoing to ensure these reforms are fully implemented.

  5. Social dialogue

    Qatar's leading transport company holds first joint committee elections to promote workplace cooperation

    15 July 2021

    Mowasalat, Qatar’s leading public transport provider with over 6,000 employees, organized its first ever Joint Committee election in a bid to continuously improve relations between workers and management.

  6. Access to justice

    Qatar’s Labour Dispute Resolution explained – a guide for workers

    08 March 2021

    What’s the process for workers to submit a complaint to the Ministry of Labour in Qatar? This flowchart provides basic guidance on the steps to follow in case of labour dispute between workers and employers, as well as details on how the resolution mechanisms work.

  7. Social dialogue

    A guide to the roles and responsibilities of joint committee representatives in Qatar

    01 February 2021

    Effective Joint Committees can make a major contribution to the improvement of labour-management relations. This page provides clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities of joint committee representatives in Qatar.

  8. Watch

    Workplace cooperation in Qatar: Joint Committees

    29 November 2020

    In 2019, Qatar introduced Joint Committees to promote employee participation and voice at the enterprise level. Joint Committees bring together an equal number of management and elected worker representatives to discuss a range of work related issues and to contribute to the prevention and peaceful resolution of workplace conflicts.

  9. Social dialogue

    Workers receive training on workplace cooperation in Qatar

    30 October 2020

    In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Qatar, the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands and the ILO, a training programme on the exercise of employee participation rights was piloted with four companies in Qatar.

  10. Publication

    Promoting fair recruitment and employment: A guidance tool for hotels in Qatar

    17 September 2020

    This Guidance Tool has been developed as a resource to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in the hospitality sector in Qatar. It aims to support hotel companies in Qatar to respond to labour rights challenges by implementing appropriate policies and exercising thorough and ongoing human and labour rights due diligence.