Qatar has pegged its National minimum wage at QAR 1,000 approximately N105,000 per month including employees in all sectors, not excluding housemaids as plans to create a first-class labour system in the Gulf country.
The decision is borne against the backdrop of Qatar’s ongoing preparations to host the 2022 World Cup as a milestone moment of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Revealing this reform the Government Communication Office of the State of Qatar on Thursday said:
“The government has set the minimum wage for all private sector workers, including domestic workers at QAR 1,000 per month as a basic wage as well as QAR 500 per month allocated by the employer for accommodation expenses and QAR 300 per month for food, unless the employer already provides adequate food or accommodation for the employee or domestic worker.”
“Because of the change, we expect billions of additional pounds to be remitted overseas in local currencies or reinvested in Qatar’s economy each year.”