FIFPRO GUIDE QATAR TO LABOUR REFORM

FIFPRO GUIDE QATAR TO LABOUR REFORM

The Qatar Players' Association (QPA) hosted representatives from FIFPro, the International Association of Professional Footballers, to discuss initiatives aimed at aligning the QPA with FIFPro-approved standards on how to best represent players.

 

FIFPro officials welcomed recent developments between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Government of Qatar who have entered into a three-year technical cooperation commitment aimed at strengthening national regulations and practices and implementing extensive labour reforms. The agreement provides an outline for ensuring employers and workers realize fundamental principles and rights at work, in line with international labour standards.

 

FIFPro President Philippe Piat said: “The ILO agreement with Qatar will benefit players as workers, together with the creation of the QPA, the country’s first-ever association for professional footballers. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is inspiring progress in Qatar, and I expect the event and its legacy to be a big success. We look forward to working together with all parties representing football in Qatar to assist in ensuring that success.”

 

As part of its commitment to FIFPro, the QPA said that an agreement has been reached between relevant government bodies and officials from the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Stars League (QSL) to immediately implement the reforms announced by the Qatari government within the footballing administrative bodies. The ‘Kafala’ system will be replaced by an employer-employee contract.

 

Source: www.fifpro.org

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