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MOI's Human Rights Department Mark International Workers' Day
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the Human Rights Department, Ministry of Interior (MOI), have celebrated the International Workers' Day. The event was hosted by the Al-Sadd Sports Club, with logistic support from Mowasalat. Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the Human Rights Department, Ministry of Interior (MOI), have celebrated the International Workers' Day. The event was hosted by the Al-Sadd Sports Club, with logistic support from Mowasalat. Several VIPs were present, including Youssef Abdullah Al-Sada, Executive Director, QRCS, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Salem Al-Dosari, Assistant Director, Human Rights Department, and Ambassadors of Sri Lank and Nepal to Doha. Following the playing of the Qatari National Anthem, Mr. Al-Sada remarked, "We are here to celebrate the International Workers' Day, saying thank you to our brothers who work hard. Every one of us is a worker in their own profession". He highlighted the numerous services provided by QRCS for workers, including medical care and health education through the Workers' Health Centers, which are supervised by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). "Other nationwide projects include the 'Weqaya Communicable Disease Control Campaign' and 'Together for Benevolence'," said Mr. Al-Sada. "We are committed to our capacity as auxiliary to the State of Qatar in its humanitarian and social policies. To that end, we are open to partnerships with various government bodies and NGOs. Our latest success in this regard is the formation of community committees to keep in contact and take care of the expatriates living in Qatar," he added. LT. COL. Al-Dosari congratulated all workers in Qatar, whom he described as "active partners in the development and prosperity of this country". Then, an overview was given on the diverse legal, economic, social, and cultural rights enjoyed by expatriate workers in Qatar, under Articles 30 and 52 of the Constitution. The new Labor Law, he emphasized, stipulates equality between Qatari and Non-Qatari professionals, including wages, work hours, leaves of absence, end-of-service gratuity, work injury compensation, and other benefits. "Protection of expatriate workers is an integral part of our philosophy of comprehensive security, which goes beyond the ministry's security-related procedural and technical processes to protection of the rights of children, people with special needs, penitentiary inmates, construction workers, and domestic workers. This approach is inspired by the pillars of Qatar National Vision and the national development strategy," he explained. Then, a Southeastern Asian band performed a folkloric concert for the event's 500 public attendance. In the end, the workers received food meals and household packages that contained miscellaneous clothing and food products.