French builder Vinci faces claim of forced labor in Qatar

Author: Dominique Vidalon, Reuters, Published on: 23 March 2015

French construction group Vinci faces a claim from a campaign group over alleged forced labor involving migrant workers on building projects tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  "Vinci absolutely denies the claims made by Sherpa. The group respects local labor laws and fundamental rights in Qatar as well as in all the countries where it operates," a Vinci spokesman said by telephone. The Sherpa NGO said in a statement it had a submitted a claim in a French court against Vinci Construction Grand Projects and the managers of the Qatari unit QDVC for "forced labor" and "keeping someone in servitude".

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