"The impact of potential restrictions to migrant labour
will certainly be exacerbated by the fall we're seeing in business investment intentions.
The pop star's 865-acre (350-hectare) estate, used to grow olive trees, grapes and other fruit, is reportedly part of a police investigation into illegal migrant labour
Mr Hagemann said that the GCC's labour issues stemmed from a "very high reliance on migrant labour
", "relatively high unemployment" and "low female participation in the labour market".
Valery, founding partner of Links Group said, "The new Wages Protection System is one of the many steps Qatar is taking to protect their migrant labour
The GCC's remittance industry will continue to grow as the need for migrant labour
Mustafa Qadri, Gulf migrants researcher at Amnesty International, said that the council's action, if true, "would represent a significant backward step in the long, slow and up until now, largely unsuccessful bid to improve migrant labour
rights protections in Qatar".
Subject to allocation of a payment bank license, MMPL will offer various kinds of payment services and limited banking services to the migrant labour
workforce, low income households, small businesses, other unorganised sector entities and other users, in addition to their existing customers across the nation including rural and remote locations.
The meeting was organised by the Migrants Rights Council and the Palamuru Migrant Labour
Union to highlight the sufferings of workers in other countries.
"As a brand UAE Exchange has made a predominant presence in both send and receive markets and has forayed into newer markets in line with the changing demographic profile of migrant labour
in the world," Shetty continued.
"It is a clear attempt to demonise migrant labour
and satisfy the right-wing political agenda on immigration and the EU," said one campaigner.
The study tried to analyse the major destinations of migrant labour
He warned: "UKIP want to remove protection at work to make it easier for unscrupulous bosses to hire cheaper migrant labour
." GMB boss Paul Kenny said the party would take working people back to the "dark ages" with the ideas in its Small Business Manifesto.