Qatar faces its first strike

Workers from India, Pakistan and Nepal protest salary and living conditions
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/21/2005

Foreign construction workers lodged Qatar’s first official strike last week.

About 600 workers, mostly from India, Pakistan and Nepal, stopped working on Friday to protest their salary and living conditions.

Workers have only been allowed to form trade unions and strike since 2004 when the country changed its labour law.