‘Positive change has ceased’ for workers in Qatar since World Cup, unions say

  • Eight global union federations raise ‘serious concerns’
  • Migrant workers face ‘deteriorating environment’

Migrant workers in Qatar are facing deteriorating conditions since the World Cup, with rogue employers “emboldened by an absence of enforcement and growing confidence that rights violations will go unpunished”, a coalition of eight global union federations has said.

In a statement on the eve of Fifa’s 73rd congress, taking place in Rwanda, the unions also express “serious concerns on the decent work legacy of the World Cup and the sustainability of labour reforms in Qatar”.

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