2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: new complaint against Vinci
CompaniesVinci - Unknown, FIFA - Unknown
ProjectsQatar World Cup 2022 Unspecified Projects - Unknown
AffectedMigrant & immigrant workers: 6
IssuesDebt Bondage, Forced labour & modern slavery, Health: General (including workplace health & safety), Human Trafficking, Intimidation & Threats, Non-payment of Wages, Precarious/unsuitable living conditions, Restricted Mobility
Response sought: Yes, by Resource Centre
Action taken: Human rights group Sherpa had previously lodged a claim against Vinci in February 2018. A second lawsuit against Vinci and its Qatar subsidiary includes new witness statements on the alleged abuses. Sherpa welcomed the positive improvements that followed the first set of legal proceedings and an ILO investigation.
Source type: NGO
Sherpa, the Comité contre l’Esclavage Moderne (CCEM) and six former Indian and Nepalese workers file...a new complaint against Vinci, Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP), its Qatar subsidiary, Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC), and their executives and managers for forced labor and bonded labor, human trafficking, work incompatible with human dignity, failure to provide first aid assistance, deliberate endangerment of people’s lives as well as for concealing profits from these offences. It’s the first time that former Vinci’s employees from Qatar sites file a complaint against the French transnational company.
This new complaint follows an on-site investigation led by Sherpa in India in September 2018, which allowed gathering new elements and testimonies confirming Sherpa’s first investigation of 2014 in Qatar...