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Qatar moves to protect migrant workers

DOHA (AsiaNews): Qatar passed a law on August 22 attributing industrial rights to migrant workers, including domestic staff, stipulating a maximum 10-hour day, monthly payment of salary, a whole day off each week and a three-week vacation each year.
 
At the termination of employment or contract, three weeks salary is to be paid for each year of service completed. It also prohibits the employment of anyone over 60 or under 18.
 

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Boycotting Qatar

MANILA (UCAN):  Qatar has earned a spot on the international banned list, placing its huge migrant worker force in jeopardy.
 
The Philippines, which has some 246,000 workers deployed in the country, announced it will blacklist it for the time being as a destination after allegations emerged from five Middle East countries that it is supporting Islamist militancy.
 

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