(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
The Fifth Labour and Workers Conference will be held in Doha on May 1, organisers announced on Tuesday.
It will be organised this year under the theme of 'Building a state of prosperity and glory', and focus on the medical and legal aspects related to workers.
The conference, organised by Dar Al Sharq, will be held under the patronage of HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, with the participation of academics, legal experts, doctors, and human rights activists from within and outside Qatar.
The first two working sessions will discuss the key issues related to the medical safety of workers, while the second will examine local, international and legal co-operation in the field of labour rights.
Chairman of Fifth Labour and Workers Conference Committee Sheikh Thani bin Ali al-Thani said that the conference's theme is in recognition of the employers and workers who participate in building the renaissance of Qatar and contribute wholeheartedly to achieving the objectives of the state under an unjust siege.
He referred to the legislative and legal directions and measures taken by Qatar to improve the workers' environment and guarantee their rights in keeping with the highest international standards, such as the new wage system, abolition of the sponsorship system, the provision of high-quality health services and adequate housing.
Dar Al Sharq Group CEO Abdul Latif al-Mahmoud said that the conference comes within the framework of the state's efforts to improve and develop the labour environment, which has achieved remarkable success at various levels.
Al-Mahmoud added that the convening of this conference confirms that Qatar is moving ahead with its plans, programmes, and development achievements, as well as its efforts in developing the working environment disregarding the lies of the siege countries.
Director of Labour Inspection Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Mohamed Ali al-Meer said that this conference comes amid great achievements by Qatar to guarantee workers' rights, which has received wide international recognition.
He added that Qatar provides excellent working conditions for workers and has formed committees to handle labour disputes, preceded by other measures, such as wage protection system, that provide an ideal working environment in the state.
Dar Al Sharq annual workers book, which comes this year under the title of development partners, and documents the achievements made at the labour and workers' level during the past year, will be inaugurated during the conference.
The winners of the workers' awards will be honored during the conference according to the categories decided by the prize committee.
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