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15 Oct 2019

Pete Pattisson, The Guardian (UK)

Qatar's workers are at risk of heat stress for half the day during summer, finds UN

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Nicholas McGeehan [of Fair/Square Projects, an organisation researching Gulf migrant workers] said the report was “a damning indictment of Qatar’s failure to protect outdoor workers”

McGeehan said that despite the report’s conclusions the ILO had played down the findings and had failed to demand urgent reforms from the Qatari authorities.

“The Qatari authorities must act on the findings of their own report. Any attempt to spin this report as evidence of good practice risks delaying government action, thereby putting more lives at risk,” [McGeehan] said.