North Korean Workers in Qatar Fired Over Labor Violations

A diplomatic source in Doha says Qatar’s Construction Development Company (CDC) has fired 108 North Korean laborers. (Credit: Yi Jongsol)

A well-known Qatari construction company has fired its entire North Korean workforce for repeated violations of the company’s rules and inhumane treatment of the workers by their North Korean supervisors. In May, the company dismissed 90 North Korean laborers for similar violations.

A diplomatic source in Doha, who asked to remain anonymous, told VOA Tuesday that Qatar’s Construction Development Company (CDC) has fired 108 North Korean laborers.

The construction company notified a North Korean official supervising the workers of its decision in late July. Some of the workers already have left the country, according to the source.

Under Qatar’s kafala system, foreign unskilled laborers employed by local employers must leave the country shortly after their dismissal.

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