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End World Cup labor abuses in Qatar

Laborers in Qatar face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery, as defined by the ILO. This must end.

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Jason Putorti
Jason Putorti Campaign leader

International Trade Union Confederation claims about 12 labourers will die each week unless action is taken.

Qatar World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead'

the Guardian
Link to video: Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country Qatar's construction frenzy ahead of the 2022 World Cup is on course to cost the lives of at least 4,000 migrant workers before a ball is kicked, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has claimed. The group has been scrutinising builders'…Read More

Here's the official response from Lusail Real Estate Development Company, the company that contacts out the work; the county's World Cup…Read More

Qatar World Cup 'slaves': the official response

the Guardian
Lusail Real Estate Development Company: Lusail City will not tolerate breaches of labour or health and safety law. We continually instruct our contractors and their subcontractors of our expectations and their contractual obligations to both us and individual employees. We are extremely concerned at the allegations highlighted to us. Lusail…Read More
Jason Putorti
Jason Putorti Campaign leader

[The Qataris] now face a much more contentious issue—migrant-worker abuses—that could finally force long-term changes inside the country,…Read More

As Its Laborers Die, Qatar Fights to Keep World Cup | TIME.com

TIME.com
Karim Jaafar / AFP / Getty ImagesMigrant laborers work on a construction site on October 3, 2013 in Doha in Qatar. When Qatari officials landed in Zurich on Thursday for a two-day meeting with the football federation FIFA, they expected to discuss whether its World Cup—the biggest sporting event on the planet—should shift from its usual schedule…Read More
Jason Putorti
Jason Putorti Campaign leader

Fifpro is deeply alarmed by reports of the brutal exploitation of migrant workers by construction companies in Qatar who are involved in…Read More

Qatar told to respect rights of workers building 2022 World Cup stadiums

the Guardian
Locals dance outside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, one of the 2022 World Cup venues. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images Qatar has been told it must respect the rights of workers building the 2022 World Cup stadiums by the world professional footballers' association, Fifpro. The association has…Read More
Jason Putorti
Jason Putorti Campaign leader

Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian…Read More

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'

the Guardian
Link to video: Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian investigation has found, raising serious questions about Qatar's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup. This…Read More
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