The Kafala system previously tied workers to their employers, or sponsors, who are responsible for the employees’ visa and legal status.
DOHA: Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial "kafala" system, arguably the biggest ever labour reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup. In a long-expected announcement, Labour Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the "kafala" rules would be abolished from December 13. He said a contract-based system to govern the gas-rich Gulf emirate's 2.1 million foreign workers would take its place. Under "kafala", all foreign workers working in Qatarrequire a local…
KUWAIT: Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic workers, in a first for Gulf states which have come under widespread accusations of abuse.