Report on migrant worker conditions
ABC’s Foreign Correspondent has conducted an investigation into the living conditions of migrant workers on the Qatar 2022 World Cup facilities. Watch the report below.
Video courtesy of ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2015/s4247392.htm
Red card for workers’ treatment
Members of the Australian trade union movement have given FIFA and Qatar World Cup organisers a red card over their exploitation of workers in Qatar, at the ACTU Congress 2015.
Massive concerns are being raised over the working conditions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from countries including Nepal, India and Sri Lanka are pouring into the country to complete infrastructure in time for 2022 games.
- Around 2.4 million migrant workers are expected to provide labour in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
- Workers are being denied a proper wage, and have described squalid living conditions, ill-health, lack of free drinking water, extreme heat and abusive employers.
- The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) says at least 4,000 workers are on course to perish before the first ball is kicked in 2022. Major factors include ill-health, physical stress and dangerous working conditions.
The ITUC claims the annual death toll among those working on building sites could rise to 600 a year – almost a dozen a week – unless the Doha government makes urgent reforms.
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