Amnesty International blasts construction workers conditions

posted 19.11.2013

In September Recipro wrote about reports of shocking working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar, it appears similar reports have surfaced this time from human rights campaigners Amnesty International which further highlight and attack the condition of migrant workers in Qatar.

Their findings showed that workers have been subjected to dangerous working conditions, non-payment and unfit accommodation. They also stated that workers were working 12 hours a day, seven days a week even during the Qatar summer months which have been known to cross the 50 degree Celsius mark.

The findings demonstrate a concerning level of exploitation in the Qatar construction industry.

Amnesty International have asked for FIFA to send a strong message that projects for the forthcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup will not tolerate human rights violations such as those already witnessed.

The construction boom in Qatar has resulted in massive migrant worker recruitment and this will likely continue with the necessary construction of both stadia and infrastructure to accommodate the World Cup in 2022.

Amnesty International has also called for the Qatar Government as well as construction companies to address the situation and take action to enhance working conditions.

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