QC, MADLSA inform private sector on role of joint labour committees
October 17 2020 04:52 PM


The Qatar Chamber (QC) held an introductory seminar to raise awareness among private sector companies about the importance of joint labor committees.

The seminar, was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA). Many representatives of contracting companies were present at the event which examined mechanisms of selecting percentage of workers' representatives in joint labor committees.

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

During his opening remarks, Assistant Director General for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansouri said that the Chamber attaches great importance to providing a suitable climate for

employment and improving the relationship between employers and workers, affirming that this will impact positively on the productivity of companies and help in stabilizing labor market in the country, adding that mandate of the Chambers sectorial committees is to consider obstacles pertaining to the private sector such as labor-related issues, assuring that the Chamber is keen to enhance cooperation with all concerned entities to tackle these issues.

For his part, MADLSA Awareness Guidance and Labor Head Ali Al Khalaf delivered a presentation about the procedures of forming joint labor committee which consists of representatives of employers and workers and holds regular meetings to discuss all labor-related issues and address any negative obstacles.

Al Khalaf also said that these committees play an important role in to strengthening the atmosphere of cooperation, improving labor relationships and increasing organizational efficiency within companies, and addressing complaints internally, especially inside large companies that employ large number of workers.

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