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20 Sep 2019

Faras Ghani, Al Jazeera

Renewed calls for Qatar to address treatment of migrant workers

In August, there were calls for Qatar to completely "remove the power imbalance between employees and the employers" after at least 5,000 workers took to the streets to protest salary delays and working conditions.

Employees of Iskan and Tashgeel, working on construction projects throughout Qatar, staged peaceful strikes on August 4 and 5 near their accommodation camps in Shahaniya...

Protesting workers, mostly from Bangladesh, told Al Jazeera that in addition to poor living conditions, they had not been paid for four months, the companies had failed to renew their work permits... and were not given the required letters that would allow them to switch employers.