160 contractors engaged on Qatar 2022 projects agree to reimburse recruitment fees to Qatar 2022 workers

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160 contractors engaged on Qatar 2022 projects agree to reimburse recruitment fees to Qatar 2022 workers

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on Tuesday posted on their twitter account that 160 contractual workers connected on 2022 FIFA World Cup tasks have consented to repay more than $25m to a great many specialists who paid enrollment expenses before moving to Qatar. 

Charging enlistment expenses from laborers is illicit under Qatari law and denied under SC's Workers' Welfare Standards. 

SC temporary workers are requested proof of enrollment charges they paid for laborers. On the off chance that temporary workers can't give verification they need to repay. 

"We teach and work with our contractual workers to return cash in the pocket of our specialists," a video posted alongside the tweet clarified. 

Contractual workers are additionally repaying 16,560 specialists not engaged with Qatar 2022 activities. 


Various specialists were compelled to pay enlistment expenses in their nations of origin before moving to Qatar, in spite of the work on being unlawful under Qatari law. 

"No specialist should bear the expense of enlistment charges; that cost ought to be borne by the contractual worker," Mahmoud Qutub, Workers' Welfare Executive Director at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, had said prior during a meeting held in October. 

"We draw in with temporary workers to enable them to comprehend the advantage of repaying specialists and to repeat it is essentially the best activity," he included. 

Qutub had said that this venture demonstrated the SC's responsibility to heritage was at that point having an effect – four years before the competition commences. 

"The effect in a short space of time has been emotional," said Qutub. "We have gone from the vulnerability of attempting to handle a complex worldwide issue, to taking part in open discourse with temporary workers that has profited in excess of 33% of our workforce. This is the heritage of a World Cup in real life." 

Notwithstanding enrollment expenses, a scope of different activities are conveyed by the SC's Workers' Welfare Department, outstandingly the complaint components accessible to laborers and the sustenance program actualized nearby Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. A coordinated effort with UK-based TechNiche and Hamad Bin Khalifa University to build up the 'AirCool' suit – a progressive piece of clothing intended to limit warmth weight on building locales.