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24 September 2013

FIFA to discuss moving Qatar 2022 World Cup to winter months but remain silent on workers’ rights

Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Concerns for the welfare of players and spectators at the Qatar 2022 World Cup have led to deliberations within FIFA to move the tournament from the searing heat of the summer months to winter...ITUC said the union movement fully shares the concerns...

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21 September 2013

How many more must die for Qatar's World Cup?

Author: Nick Cohen, the Guardian (UK)

... the 2022 tournament will be held in the winter. Just one niggling question remains: how many lives will be lost so that the Fifa World Cup™ can live up to its boast that it is the most successful festival of sport on the planet. "More workers will...

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4 August 2013

Coke meets with human rights advocates who seek new practices for giving, diversity in Brazil

Author: David Pendered, SaportaReport (USA)

The Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to continue discussions with an Atlanta-based human rights group, led by veteran advocate Joe Beasley, to consider expanding Coke’s philanthropic and diversity practices in Brazil...One catalyst for the budding movement is...

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1 July 2013

[PDF] Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions

Author: School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London

This review is intended to inform action in countries that host MSEs [major sporting events] and to provide some suggestions on how hosting countries can avoid past pitfalls and mistakes in relation to child exploitation, especially economic and...

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25 October 2012

ITUC announces top five countries to sign up to Qatar World Cup Workers Rights Campaign

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said “Qatar still intends to build the 2022 World Cup on modern slavery of migrant workers. The government doesn't seem to care about the slew of media reports on how workers are paying with their lives and...

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4 October 2012

Health and Safety branch opens in Qatar to help labour rights

Author: Andrew Warshaw, Inside World Football [UK]

FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar's bid to offset criticism of its labour rights record has been boosted with the opening of a branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in Doha...Three months ago...Human Rights Watch (HRW).....

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13 June 2012

Qatar: Migrant Construction Workers Face Abuse

Author: Human Rights Watch

Hundreds of thousands of mostly South Asian migrant construction workers in Qatar risk serious exploitation and abuse, sometimes amounting to forced labor, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Both the government and the Fédération...

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13 February 2012

Qatar: Persian Gulf Paradise a Nightmare for Migrant Workers

Author: Palash R. Ghosh, Intl. Business Times

Qatar's success is largely based on the huge influx of migrant workers…However, underneath all the glitter and gold of Qatar's huge success, lurks a very dark and disturbing underbelly. Migrant workers from poor countries in South Asia and the Far...

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17 November 2011

Statement from Jerome Valcke on labour rights in Qatar

Author: Jerome Valcke, FIFA

We had a first meeting today with the International Trade Union Confederations (ITUC) about labour rights in Qatar in connection with the 2022 FIFA World Cup...In the meeting it was agreed that FIFA and ITUC will work jointly over the next few months...

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31 March 2011

[PDF] A Sporting Chance for Workers: Launch of the Play Fair Campaign in Brazil

Author: ITUC - International Trade Union Confederation

An international conference organised by Play Fair and the Building Workers’ International is opening today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as well as the Olympic Games 2016 Play Fair...

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