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Qatar gov. responds after British NGO highlights ‘migrant worker abuse at World Cup hotels’

The UK-based Business & Human Rights Resource Centre released a report on Wednesday detailing cases of forced labour in Qatar’s hotels, calling for the protection of workers’ rights in the Gulf state...

“These deeply troubling findings illustrate the wide gulf between hotel brands’ policies and the worrying experience of workers who lack even the basic freedom to change jobs,” read the report...

Responding to the survey, Qatar’s Government Communications Office [GCO] said the Gulf state has been introducing “a raft of major reforms” to improve the country’s labour standards and ensure the protection of its workers.

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