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9 Nov 2017

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Building and Wood Workers’ International

BWI welcomes ILO decision and agreement with Qatar

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The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) welcomes the decision of the...ILO to close the complaint against Qatar. BWI also welcomes the Qatar government’s commitment to seriously implement reforms that would protect workers’ rights and improve the living and working condition of migrant workers. This is an achievement of good-faith engagement, patience and persistence...BWI [is also cooperating] with the Supreme Committee  [through] a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2016 and has already conducted in five joint occupational health and safety inspections. The inspection process has resulted in concrete and immediate improvements in the health and safety measures in several stadium construction sites. It demonstrates that our common efforts with the Supreme Committee can improve the health and safety of workers on the ground, where it counts. BWI’s work with the employers in the construction industry includes a far-reaching agreement with QDVC, a Qatari joint venture with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investments Company and VINCI Construction Grands projects, and VINCI, a large French-based multinational...

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