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Qatar: QDVC to fire 60 Filipino staff by 17 April

These employees, who occupy "positions of consequence", will lose their jobs as QDVC implements "downsizing and cost-cutting" measures, Filipino labour officials said

60 Filipino workers in Qatar will be fired by 17 April.
60 Filipino workers in Qatar will be fired by 17 April.

Up to 60 workers of Qatari Diar Vinci Company (QDVC) are due to lose their jobs by 17 April, it has been revealed. 

Philippine Overseas Labour Offices (POLO), a part of the Philippines Department of Labour and Employment, has made these findings. 

POLO is required to provide weekly updates about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to labour and employment secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. 

In its report for March 28, posted on its website on 4 April, POLO said the contracts of 60 QDVC workers will be terminated due to a restructuring operation underway in the company. 

QDVC is implementing downsizing and cost-cutting activities, POLO said. 

Some of the affected workers are said to have been with the company for up to 10 years, are occupying positions of consequence, and receiving competitive salaries, POLO added.  

Construction Week has contacted QDVC and the Philippines Department of Labour and Employment for further details, but is yet to receive a response from either organisation. 

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