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26 Feb 2019

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (Qatar)

SC and BWI publish second workers' welfare progress report

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, and global trade union Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), have released their second annual report outlining the findings from a series of inspections conducted during 2018.

The report covers key findings, non-compliances and observations identified by the JWG during their inspections. It also follows up on actions undertaken to correct non-compliances...The JWG representatives and inspection team travelled to Doha on six occasions in 2018 to undertake construction site, accommodation site and follow-up inspections. For the first time, the scope of the inspections extended beyond international companies affiliated with BWI to cover the whole SC programme. This included local Qatari construction companies and other international organisations not affiliated with BWI...

[T]he JWG also made recommendations to improve aspects of working and living conditions including working at height activities, improved storage, issuance of harnesses and continuing to enhance health record management and training for contractors' medical staff. The report also outlines the success of strengthened Workers' Welfare Forums (WWF) – a critical grievance mechanism mandated by the WW Standards.