MADLSA to launch app soon to fa­cil­i­tate set­ting up joint labour com­mit­tees: Of­fi­cial

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THE work is un­der way in the Min­istry of Ad­min­is­tra­tive De­vel­op­ment, Labour and So­cial Af­fairs (MADLSA) to launch an ap­pli­ca­tion (app) to fa­cil­i­tate the process of form­ing joint labour com­mit­tees, a min­istry of­fi­cial has said.

MADLSA Aware­ness Guid­ance and Labour Head Ali Al Kha­laf said joint labour com­mit­tees play an im­por­tant role in strength­en­ing the at­mos­phere of co­op­er­a­tion, im­prov­ing labour re­la­tion­ships, in­creas­ing or­gan­i­sa­tional ef­fi­ciency within com­pa­nies, and ad­dress­ing com­plaints in­ter­nally, es­pe­cially in­side large com­pa­nies.

This came as the Qatar Cham­ber held an in­tro­duc­tory sem­i­nar on Thurs­day to raise aware­ness among pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies about the im­por­tance of joint labour com­mit­tees.

Or­gan­ised in co­op­er­a­tion with MADLSA, the sem­i­nar was held un­der the theme ‘Con­di­tions and Pro­ce­dures

of the Joint Com­mit­tees’ Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Com­pa­nies’.

Many rep­re­sen­ta­tives of con­tract­ing com­pa­nies were present at the event which ex­am­ined mech­a­nisms of select­ing per­cent­age of work­ers’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives in joint labour com­mit­tees.

The sem­i­nar high­lighted the role of joint labour com­mit­tees in cre­at­ing stim­u­lat­ing labour en­vi­ron­ment and rais­ing the level of work, thereby in­creas­ing pro­duc­tion of com­pa­nies.

As­sis­tant Direc­tor Gen­eral for Gov­ern­ment Re­la­tions and Com­mit­tees Af­fairs Ali Bu Sherbak Al Man­souri said Qatar Cham­ber at­taches great im­por­tance to pro­vid­ing a suit­able cli­mate for em­ploy­ment and im­prov­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween em­ploy­ers and work­ers.

He af­firmed that this will im­pact pos­i­tively on the pro­duc­tiv­ity of com­pa­nies and help in sta­bil­is­ing labour mar­ket in the coun­try.

MAN­SOURI said the man­date of the cham­ber’s sec­to­rial com­mit­tees is to con­sider ob­sta­cles per­tain­ing to the pri­vate sec­tor such as labour-re­lated is­sues, as­sur­ing that the cham­ber is keen to en­hance co­op­er­a­tion with all con­cerned en­ti­ties to tackle these is­sues.

Kha­laf praised the role of these com­mit­tees in rais­ing aware­ness of labour­ers on health in­struc­tion dur­ing the cur­rent cri­sis of COVID-19.

He said each joint com­mit­tee con­sists of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from em­ploy­ers and work­ers. The min­istry pro­vides train­ing for those who are re­spon­si­ble for select­ing these joint com­mit­tees, he added, point­ing out that the per­cent­age of rep­re­sen­ta­tives is de­ter­mined by the num­ber of work­ers ac­cord­ing to the labour law.

Any com­pany that re­cruits more than 30 work­ers has the right to form its joint labour com­mit­tee. Kha­laf an­nounced that work is un­der way in the min­istry to launch an ap­pli­ca­tion to fa­cil­i­tate the process of form­ing these com­mit­tees.

Qatar Cham­ber, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Min­istry of Ad­min­is­tra­tive De­vel­op­ment, Labour and So­cial Af­fairs, held an in­tro­duc­tory sem­i­nar to raise aware­ness among pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies about the im­por­tance of joint labour com­mit­tees.

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