Good news for migrant labours and their family from UAE. It is a question of controversy related to UAE labour law, which supports ‘slavery’ in terms of recruit migrant labour. But the long-awaited change of Qatar’s questionable exit-visa, which requires boss’s permission to leave the nation, was dissolved and the news that the workers in Qatar will no longer need permission from their bosses to leave the country came into effect from Sunday, an administrator said.
“Law No. 13 of 2018… managing the passage, exit and residency of exiles is being executed beginning today,” the inside service reported on Twitter. Qatar reported in September it had endorsed enactment to scrap the visa framework – a lynchpin of the nation’s “Kafal”, or sponsorship, framework which many compare to cutting edge slave owner.
Under the new law, everything except five percent of an organization’s workforce – allegedly those in the most senior positions – can leave without earlier consent from bosses. Those not permitted to leave Qatar “for any reason” can document a protest to the Expatriate Exit Grievance Committee that will “take a choice inside three working days”, the service said.
Rejecting the leave allow is the greatest declaration made so far since Qatar concurred last November to go into a three-year concurrence with the UN’s International Labour Organization to supervise change.
The football World Cup 2022 host has gone under serious strain to change its work laws, which have been more than once impugned by human rights gathering.
Critics have long time ago argued for abortion of the leave visa framework.
Research published a year ago by rights body Migrant-Rights.org found around a fourth of all leave visa demands were denied by the administrative body of organisations. That had become huge controversial subject at every international forum. As Qatar is going to organise 2022 FIFA world cup, they were to be flexible on this issue. Because of international surveillance.
At 2014 Brazil had faced major mutiny against financial crisis, which had been a headache for the country during the world cup. From the lesson Qatar does not want to be criticised before international forum before and after World Cup. To keep the condition alive they go for exit Visa flexibility, said a retired-IFS officer.