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Qatar’s WPS postponed by 3 months

The government of Qatar has delayed the launch of the much awaited wage protection system (WPS) which was due to be launched , August 18.

Qatari newspaper The Peninsula reported that the launch has been postponed to help the private sector, who already had a six month head start, to prepare for the implementation of the system.

The online WPS system, a result of the constant allegations by International NGOs on Qatar for mistreatment of its construction workers, will affect a total of 50,000 private companies. The government aims to help the nation’s 1.4 million construction workers in receiving their salaries on time, which seems to be the biggest complaint.

By having salaries transferred through banks, the government will unable a better and more transparent system. Companies could be fined up to $1,600 or could face recruitment ban if they don’t adhere to the new mandatory system, once in place.

The new date for the launch of WPS has now been pushed by three months and will be on Monday, November 2 this year.



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