Qatar deploys inspectors to tackle rising number of stranded workers at airport
The Ministry of Labor has installed inspectors around the airport to ensure that new arrivals to Qatar – namely, low-income workers – are not left waiting for more than two hours, a senior official said.
Companies that do not collect their employees shortly after they arrive face strict rebukes and could be blacklisted for repeated offenses, Khalid Al Ghanem, the ministry’s Inspection Department told Al Sharq.
The Peninsula reports:
The Ministry made this move following increasing complaints that many low-income workers arriving here for the first time were left stranded at the airport, sometimes for days on end as no one turned up to pick them.
Labor inspectors stationed at the airport make routine rounds and call companies in case a freshly arrived worker is seen waiting in the lounge for more than two hours.
Has anyone noticed a difference in the number of people sitting around and waiting for a pickup?
Credit: Photo by Eszter Hargittai