Qatar 2022 World Cup workers 'treated like cattle', Amnesty report finds

 

A damning Amnesty report has raised fresh fears about the exploitation of the migrant workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, amid a rising toll of death, disease and misery.

 

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Qatar’s draconian employment laws pose even more problems for FIFA


If you did not have unions you wouldn’t have this jobless problem in the western world," said Akbar Al Baker. "It is caused by unions making companies and institutions uncompetitive and bringing them to a position of not being efficient.

"If you go and ask the politicians in most of the countries in the western world they would love to have the system we have: where the workers have rights through the law, but they do not have rights through striking

 

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Union Workers Come Out Against Qatar World Cup Over Workers’ Rights Issue

Union Workers Come Out Against Qatar World Cup Over Workers’ Rights Issue
Oct 06, 2013
FIFA should re-run the vote which elected Qatar as 2022 World Cup hosts and choose a venue which “respects workers” the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said on Friday.

 

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Critics Of Qatari Sports, Labor And Foreign Policy Target Its Commercial

Opponents of Qatar’s foreign, sports and labor policies are striking at the Gulf state’s commercial interests in a bid to either force it to embrace reform or punish it for its support of Islamist groups.

 

Britain’s powerful GMB trade union called this week on British construction companies active in Qatar and particularly those bidding for 2022 World Cup-related projects not to exploit cheap migrant labor that has become a focal point of controversy over the Gulf state’s

 

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David Cameron urges Qatar to improve safety for World Cup workers

 

David Cameron urges Qatar to improve safety for World Cup workers

 

1 October 2013
David Cameron has urged Qatar to improve standards of care for World Cup stadium workers following a Guardian investigation which revealed that alarming numbers of migrant labourers are dying in the building boom in the runup to the 2022 showpiece.

 

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