New measures in place to protect, promote workers’ rights: Ashghal Feb 18, 2020 0 551 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaIn a move to promote and protect workers’ rights, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in cooperation with the Ministries of Finance, Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA), has put in place new measures to ensure salaries reach workers engaged in authority’s projects.The procedures for preserving labour rights taken by Ashghal includes a condition added to in tender documents, a statement from MADLSA to requiring the companies to complete the payment of workers’ dues. It is one of the basic criteria for accepting the bidders’ documents. It also stipulates the provision of project data in the authority to the MADLSA in order for the ministry to inspect the progress of procedures for the payment of workers’ wages.Companies are also obligated to issue a certificate from Qatar Credit Bureau on the their financial position, explaining the extent of its commitment to banks and customers.Ashghal, in coordination with the MADLSA and related parties, will undertake to follow up the implementation of these tasks in the future to ensure their application and effectiveness. RELATED ARTICLES PM meets UN Counter-Terrorism Committee official Feb 18, 2020 0 1395 Ashghal opens fourth underpass at Mesaimeer Interchange Feb 18, 2020 0 754 QA to send 8 planes with medical aid to China on Feb 21 Feb 18, 2020 0 992 ‘Protect activists, ensure freedom of speech’ Ashraf Siddiqui Doha The International Conference on “Social Media: Challenges and Ways to Support Freedom and Protect Activists” concluded on Monday, with a call for safeguarding the rights of social media .. Shura discusses draft law on minimum wage The Shura Council will continue the study of the report of its Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee on a draft law setting a minimum wage for workers and domestic workers. On Monday, the Shura Council discussed the .. Private clinics, spl appointments for Qataris at 20 health centres, says PHCC QNA Doha The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has made provisions for private clinics and special appointments for Qataris at 20 health centres to meet their increasing needs. The citizens will be allocated .. Qatar pledges $5 mn to help rebuild quake-hit Albania Qatar has pledged $5 million for Albania to help alleviate the sufferings of the people hit by a terrible earthquake last November. Qatar made the announcement at the International Donors’ Conference organised by the ..