Posted on April 18, 2016
Sharan Burrow, ITUC. Pic Horst Wagner (ITUC)
Sharan Burrow - General Secretary of the ITUC - says a new report on human rights could finally force FIFA to do the right thing for workers in Qatar
Thousands of workers building the 2022 FIFA World Cup facilities and infrastructure in Qatar are forced to live as modern day slaves. They are housed in squalid conditions and survive on poor quality food and insufficient water.
Temperatures in the slave state of Qatar can sometimes reach 122° Fahrenheit.
These bonded workers are paid badly and often receive no money for months on end. No worker can leave an unsafe or abusive work environment or even exit the country without the employer’s permission.
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Categories: FIFA • Qatar • Workers Rights