Qatar ‘to act on World Cup labour violations’

 

Qatar ‘to act on World Cup labour violations’
 October 1, 2013

 


Doha: Qatar has promised to crack down on private building companies who exploit migrant workers, following a Guardian investigation that revealed alarming numbers of labourers are dying in the building boom prior to the 2022 World Cup.

 

Qatari labour minister Saleh Al Khulaifi said the Gulf state would recruit more inspectors to mount raids and checks on companies to ensure they comply with labour laws and hire more interpreters to speed up the treatment of complaints from foreign workers

 

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Qatar 2022 will cost 4000 lives

Qatar 2022 will cost 4000 lives

 

Sep 29, 2013

 

An international trade union group has claimed that 4,000 migrants workers are likely to die as Qatar gears up for a construction frenzy ahead of the 2022 World Cup tournament.

The International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) has claimed at least 500,000 extra workers are set to be called on to help complete stadiums, hotels and infrastructure in time for the World Cup kick off.

 

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Qatar Air says female workers need permission to get married

 

Qatar Air says female workers need permission to get married

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Qatar Airways female employees are required to gain permission from the airline to get married or change their marital status as part of their contract of employment, it was reported on Tuesday. Contracts also state female employees must also inform the company if they become pregnant, which may result in the termination of their employment.

 

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Workers' rights in Qatar

 

Workers' rights in Qatar

 

25 September 2013
The Guardian newspaper has just released a piece by Nick Cohen tackling the issue of worker’s rights in Qatar, a particularly sensitive issue in the Gulf and one that elicits strong emotions from many both inside and outside the region. Cohen has put his finger on an important issue in the country and the piece was certainly moving.

 

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Indian worker dies on Qatar site

 

Indian worker dies on Qatar site
Aug 18, 2013

 

An Indian worker was crushed to death at a construction site in Qatar when a pile of cement blocks fell on him, it has been reported.

 

The man, reportedly named Madan Lal, was working at an excavation area of a basement in the Bin Mahmoud area of Doha when the incident occurred on Friday

 

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