Laing O’Rourke

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Responder: 2016 Gulf Construction Survey

Responder: 2018 Gulf Construction Survey

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4 October 2019

UAE: Construction companies likely operating at extreme risk to workers’ health; includes comments from McLaren & Laing O'Rourke

Author: Annie Kelly and Niamh MacIntyre (Guardian, UK)

"Workers at Dubai's Expo 2020 likely to have suffered dangerous heat stress," 3 Oct 2019...

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Survey response
26 June 2019

Laing O'Rourke's response: Migrant Workers in UAE (2018 survey)

Laing O'Rourke's response to our 2018 survey of construction companies is featured in our briefing On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers Rights in Qatar & UAE Construction....

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Article
6 May 2019

Construction firms in lawsuit over £55m payout to blacklisted trade unionists

Author: Rob Evans, the Guardian (UK)

Major construction firms are embroiled in a legal dispute over a multimillion-pound compensation bill that has been paid to more than 1,100 blacklisted trade unionists....

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Report
11 June 2018

Report: How to promote responsible labour recruitment in the Gulf construction sector

Author: Mustafa Qadri, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Equidem; Nikhil Eapen, Equidem

"Responsible Recruitment: Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant Workers", June 2018...

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Article
6 December 2016

Construction industry failing to tackle abuse of migrant workers in the Gulf, claims report

Author: Gordon Miller, Building4Change

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) invited 100 construction companies operating in Qatar and the UAE for a response on the measures they are taking to stop exploitation of migrant workers. Only 22 responded...The analysed company...

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Article
6 December 2016

Call to better protect Gulf migrant workers

Author: Adrian Bishop, OPP.Today (UK)

A call has gone out for construction companies operating in the Gulf region to “up their game” and protect migrant workers from abusive working arrangements...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), author of the newly-published Wall of...

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Story
6 December 2016

International media coverage of our outreach to construction firms on migrant worker rights

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Article
5 December 2016

Report lambasts construction's failure to tackle worker abuse in the Gulf

Author: The Construction Index (UK)

Construction companies have been too slow to react to the plight of vulnerable and desperate migrant workers in Qatar and the UAE, says a new report. Companies...are failing to protect workers from abusive working arrangements and there is lack of...

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Story
7 June 2016

New interactive platform tracks construction companies’ action on migrant worker rights in the Gulf

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