The Shura Council held its regular weekly meeting, via video conference on Monday, under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.
During its session, the council discussed the report of the joint committee of the Services and Public Utilities Committee and the Internal and External Affairs Committee regarding Decree-Law No. 18 of 2020 amending some provisions of the Labor Law promulgated by Law No. 14 of 2004.
The council also discussed the report of the same committee regarding Decree-Law No. 19 of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates.
After discussing the two reports, the Council approved the two decrees and decided to refer them to the esteemed government.
The council's session had extensive discussions about the report of the joint committee of the Services and Public Utilities Committee and the Internal and External Affairs Committee regarding the general discussion request submitted by several members of the council on the change of employer and travel without notification for expatriate workers.
After discussion, the council decided to return the report to the joint committee to complete it in light of comments and suggestions put forward by several members, and submit a supplementary report to the council in this regard at a forthcoming session.
During the session, HE the Speaker of the Shura Council briefed the Council on the outcomes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) that was held via video conference under his chairmanship last Tuesday.
His Excellency explained that this meeting, during which the committee discussed the organization's strategy for the years 2021-2022, its work programs and joint activities with the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, was dominated by a common desire to develop and activate the role of the organization through its office in Doha to which GOPAC's General Secretariat will move soon after its inauguration.