(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: The Ministry of Labour (MoL) yesterday hosted the 2nd GCC meeting to develop social protection systems for expatriate workers in the GCC countries, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Labour, the Executive Office of GCC Countries, and the International Labour Organization.
In Doha, a meeting took place to deliberate on suggestions for revamping the mechanisms of disbursing end-of-service benefits to expatriate workers.
The objective was to prepare and present these proposals to the esteemed Labour ministers of the GCC countries at their forthcoming gathering in the third quarter of this year.
The meeting's primary focus was to familiarize attendees with both Arab and international practices in broadening the scope of social protection systems for expatriate workers, encompassing initiatives such as savings and social protection funds.
“GCC countries are interested in developing laws and legislation for the protection of expatriate workers, indicating that developing the work environment in Qatar is a continuous approach that is in line with the National Vision 2030.,” Mohamed Hassan Al-Obaidly, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Labour (pictured) said.
Al Obaidly noted that the GCC countries are committed to the development approach in all fields, including the continuity in developing bilateral and Gulf relations with countries that send expatriate workers and strengthening these relations in paths of dialogue, including social protection measures.
Participants in the meeting, organized by the Executive Office of the Council of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and the International Labour Organization, included experts and specialists in the departments of protection of expatriate workers and labour disputes in the ministries of Labour in GCC countries.
Also in attendance were specialists in pension and insurance agencies and funds in addition to members of the expert group in the field of Labour and international relations in the GCC countries, as well as representatives of employers and workers.
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